Following votes from members of the public, Way Forward has been awarded a grant from Lloyds Bank to enable it to continue doing good work in the community. The charity provides 7 days a week support to people with physical and learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions.
Staff at Way Forward work hard to make it a life changing experience for every person they support. Through their activity centre at Downside Community Centre in Newport and projects out in the community, they enable people to learn skills and abilities to help them live as independently as possible, in a fun and safe environment.
The Lloyds Bank Community Fund was set up to help local people across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man to have a positive impact at the heart of their community by giving grants to 1,400 local good causes in 350 communities.
Nearly 1.5 million votes were cast for good causes across the country during the voting that took place between 2nd September and 10th October. Over 700,000 people will benefit either directly or indirectly from the good work the 1,400 good causes across the country will be able to deliver as a result of receiving a Community Fund 2014 award.
Lee White, Programme Lead said:
“We are very grateful for everyone who tweeted and texted to support us. The money will go towards new sensory equipment for local people on our programme who have more severe physical disabilities.”