Grant funding for Bell View project
The Prince's Countryside Fund has awarded a grant to Bell View in Belford as part of its Rural Four project, supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery.
The grant awarded to Bell View will allow them to continue their support for older people in very rural areas. This ranges from the provision of fully accessible transport to putting on social events, and providing nutritious meals to the elderly.
Jane Field, of Bell View, said: “The purpose of this project is to address the issues of rural and social isolation of older people in north Northumberland. We will work in and with local communities, and use our fully accessible transport to bring people together to create ‘hubs’ in community venues.
“We will provide nutritious food an information, and create a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.”
She added: “Thank you to The Prince’s Countryside Fund and players of People’s Postcode Lottery for this grant!”
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Rural Four aims to support communities in the British countryside cope with isolation and its related issues, with a particular focus on connecting residents and encouraging the development of community hubs.
The Fund’s recent Recharging Rural research highlighted the significant benefit these kinds of projects bring to rural communities.
Claire Saunders, Director of The Prince’s Countryside Fund said: “We are pleased to be able to support such deserving and worthwhile projects as Bell View with much needed funds, and are grateful to players of People’s Postcode Lottery for their continued support.”
To find out more about financial support from The Prince’s Countryside Fund, visit www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk/grants