Special needs project gets £11k funding

PUBLISHED: 13:56 25 October 2007 | UPDATED: 12:57 04 May 2010

PROJECTS designed to help the elderly, those with special needs and people who feel isolated from society have received a boost of more than £11,000. The cash was agreed by East Cambridgeshire District Council s community services committee and will be sp

PROJECTS designed to help the elderly, those with special needs and people who feel isolated from society have received a boost of more than £11,000.

The cash was agreed by East Cambridgeshire District Council's community services committee and will be spent in partnership with the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, which administers the council's small grants funding.

The Care Network will receive £3,000 towards its new Practical Help at Home Scheme designed to assist the elderly with simple jobs they may longer be able to do alone.

Breaking Through the Barriers is planning a 10-week training course to help residents living in High Barns, Ely to play a more active role in running their community centre and it will receive £1,191.

A grant of £1,700 has been agreed for Voluntary and Community Action East Cambs so that it can hold a funding fair in Ely for voluntary and community groups.

Soham Drop-in will receive £1,394 to help pay for the ongoing costs of a drop in centre for adults with learning disabilities based at Soham Village College. A grant for £2,994 has been agreed for the Social Enterprise People who have been working with voluntary groups to improve their performance and ability to engage with funding organisations.

Cambridge Joint Play Schemes will receive £1,600 to provide a holiday play scheme for children with moderate to severe learning disabilities.

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