Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Big Lottery Fund boost for Sheffield projects

Two projects in Sheffield have won lottery grants totalling £250,000.

The Emmaus project, which helps homeless people, is to get £120,000 while Sheffield ME Group's information support service gets £136,000.

The money for both projects has come from the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) as part of its Reaching Communities programme.

Helen Fox, project administrator for Emmaus Sheffield, said: "The BIG grant is absolutely crucial in these difficult financial times."

She added: "It will enable the community to offer a positive future to some of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in society."

Emmaus offers support, training and work as well as a stable home with self-contained accommodation.

The Sheffield ME Group helps people living with ME or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).

Ute Elliott, chairman of the Sheffield ME Group, said: "This is fantastic news which will safeguard the future of the group for the next four years."

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