Family charity celebrates lottery award

 

Staff, volunteers and trustees of Home-Start Bristol celebrate news of the Big Lottery award.
Staff, volunteers and trustees of Home-Start Bristol celebrate news of the Big Lottery award.

Christmas came early for a Bristol charity which helps struggling families – with news that its bid for a Big Lottery grant of £373,000 had been successful.

The money will enable Home-Start Bristol to continue its vital work supporting disadvantaged families over the next five years. In the past 12 months it has helped over 130 families in Bristol and South Gloucestershire

The charity trains volunteers so they can befriend families while children are still small – making regular home visits. All volunteers are parents who understand how challenging it can be to give children the best possible start in life.

Scheme Manager Beverley Symonds said, “We are delighted to receive this generous funding from the Big Lottery – the second grant in a row for our service in Bristol. We have worked so hard to achieve our goals, working with families in real need of help. This gives us the security to plan even more support for disadvantaged local families and children.”

In 2017 the charity will celebrate its 30th birthday and is looking forward to a special year of events to mark this milestone,

To find out more about the charity visit the website: www.homestartbristol.org.uk or phone 0117 950 1170.