Charter House receives funds to continue food delivery programme

Charter House Resource Centre has delivered more than 20,000 free meals to vulnerable people throughout Burnley and Padiham and has received a grant of £76,000 to continue the project.

The centre, which is based in Burnley and includes a sensory room, provides a safe environment for adults with learning disabilities, elderly people and those with dementia. 

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, it has provided a daily free meal to anyone over 65, anyone that’s shielding, and anyone with a disability, delivered to their doorstep.

And now the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, which is distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, has offered up extra funds to keep the programme running.

Jason Smith, manager, said: "This fantastic funding boost will help us to maintain our Community Welfare Meals programme and also support us in being able to open our disability daycare service again when the time comes. It’s a huge relief as it means we can confidently carry on with this community relief project with added peace of mind about the future.

“Successfully bidding for this latest funding will help cover core costs of continuing to provide the service and - as a not-for-profit organisation - it will also help us to maintain the building and infrastructure, as well as allowing us to create three new posts."

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