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Support 4 Sight given National Lottery funding boost

Lifestyle / Sat 24th Feb 2024 at 08:04am

SUPPORT 4 Sight has been awarded further funding from The National Lottery Community Fund for its award-winning Support 4 Employment service.

Over the past five years, Support 4 Sight’s employment service, Support 4 Employment, has engaged with over 300 blind and partially sighted people across Essex, building confidence and skills to enable people to make informed choices about their working life and career possibilities. During this time, it has assisted 40% of those people to gain or retain employment, as well as supporting people into volunteering opportunities.

In recognition of this award-winning service (which won the Visionary Connect Award in 2022) and its impact on blind and partially sighted working age people we are delighted to announce that we have secured a further five years funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest community funder in the UK. 

Support 4 Employment Manager, Zsuzsanna Hybel said: “I am very pleased this service has been awarded another 5 years funding from The National Lottery Community Fund.

With employment rates for blind and partially sighted people still at only 27% nationally, providing employment-related support to vison impaired people is an essential service. I welcome the opportunity to grow the service it to its full potential and ensure that every blind and partially sighted person in Essex can make an informed choice regarding their career 

Helen Bushell, Head of Regional Funding for London, the South East and East of England at The National Lottery Community Fund, said: “Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Support 4 Sight’s staff, and National Lottery players, this funding will make a big difference to blind and partially sighted people in Essex. 

“Our ambition is to take an equity-based approach to our work, investing most in places, people and communities experiencing poverty, disadvantage and discrimination. We’re delighted that our funding is being used to support a community through employment opportunities, helping people to fulfil their potential. 

“We look forward to reaching more people, more employers and addressing the barriers to employment that blind and partially sighted people face – creating more resilient, inclusive communities.” 

For more information please contact Zsuzsanna on 07950 945119 or [email protected]

Or visit https://www.support4sight.org.uk/how-we-can-help-you/support-4-employment/

National Lottery players raise over £30 million each week for good causes across the UK. Thanks to them, last year The National Lottery Community Fund awarded over half a billion pounds (£615.4 million) of life-changing funding to communities across the UK.

To find out more visit www.TNLCommunityFund.org.uk   

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