A project that helps vulnerable women tackle financial difficulty has received a £17,000 funding boost from Newground Together.
The MoneyFit project, run by the Lancashire Women’s Centres, offers money management and debt advice to women in the county to allow them access to mainstream services to lift them out of poverty.
The organisation operates across East Lancashire and Blackpool and are looking bolster their work in these areas, and helped almost 5000 women in those areas.
Peter Jordan, Communities Manager at Newground, managed by Together Housing, said the grant will help continue the fantastic work already done by the project.
He said: “The people who have used the service in the past have reported lower levels of debt and stress while improving their budgeting skills and financial awareness.
“The increase in financial independence will then have an impact on their family and the wider community, so it was a pleasure to be able to offer grant funding to a hugely beneficial project.”
Liz Islam, Business Development Manager, added: “This grant will make a great difference to the work of Lancashire Women’s Centres, enabling us to support more women who are living in poverty or struggling to navigate the benefits system.
“Providing this type of one-to-one support can help women improve their family income - which can have much wider impact in areas such as mental health, wellbeing, confidence and reducing vulnerability.
“We wouldn’t be able to provide this support without the grant from Newground and it forms a vital part of our One Stop Shop Service”
If you think you could benefit from these services please contact 01254 871771 or visit www.womenscentre.org.