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Trust Awarded Community Grant

4 February 2021

The Argyle Community Trust has been awarded nearly £23,000 from the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) Resilience Fund to contribute towards community projects during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CAF Resilience Fund grant, which totals £22,858, comes from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Community Match Challenge funding scheme, as part of the government's national £750 million coronavirus support package.

Argyle Community Trust's Chief Executive Officer, Mark Lovell, said: "We are delighted to have received this grant, which will help with our charity restart projects, alongside creating new provision. It’s a difficult time for people in Plymouth and we will continue to do our utmost to support our community through a range of different projects over the coming months.

"Through the funding made available we will be able to offer new community provisions for families and help provide support in keeping families active, alongside enhancing life skills and employability.’’

Dan Hart, the Trust's Community Engagement Manager, said: “The project enables the Trust to work with those most affected by COVID-19 and develop support groups, resources, workshops and challenges for families to participate in.

"The project will develop a support network for families to meet virtually, to develop friends and share ideas on how to gain new skills and keep active.

For more information on the vital work that the Argyle Community Trust delivers in our community, visit their website, or email community@pafc.co.uk.


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