Outlookers celebrates after receiving an award of £300,657 in National Lottery funding.
Outlookers, the local sight loss charity based in Kirklees, are celebrating today after being awarded £300,657 in funding over 3 years from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.
Outlookers will use their funding to continue the existing peer and technology support they offer to people with sight loss as well as developing services for people living with sight loss with additional requirements. Outlookers also seek to raise awareness of assistive technology both locally and nationally.
This new National Lottery funding will ensure that people with sight loss can continue to access weekly peer support groups and receive one to one technology tuition. Outlookers will also be extending their services to people with sight loss who are living with dementia or have had a stroke. Initially, the services will reach around 60 people a week. Outlookers always welcomes new people to their activities as well as providing a range of volunteering opportunities. You can find out more by visiting their website at www.outlookers.org.uk, sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01924 445222.
National Lottery players raise over £30 million a week for good causes across the UK. The National Lottery Community Fund distributes a share of this to projects to support people and communities to prosper and thrive.
Outlookers Chair of Trustees, David Quarmby said: “This will enable us to consolidate the work we have already started, to provide services close to where people live and extend our work with those with sight loss and other conditions and strive to address significant issues of digital exclusion within the community.”
Mark Owen, CEO at Outlookers said: “Thanks to National Lottery players, this grant means that we can continue our work with local people living with sight loss. Everyone involved at Outlookers works together to help people look beyond perceptions, challenge stereotypes and break down barriers around living with sight loss. This will make a big difference to people’s lives.”
During the pandemic, in 2020 alone, The National Lottery Community Fund distributed almost £1 billion to charities and community organisations across the UK.
To find out more visit www.TNLCommunityFund.org.uk