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South West Lancs ICAN celebrates after receiving £394,855 in National Lottery funding

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South West Lancashire ICAN, a local charity based in West Lancashire is celebrating today after being awarded almost £400,000.00 in funding over 5 years from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. 

South West Lancashire ICAN will use this funding to build on the fantastic work already achieved with our then project partner, West Lancs Ark over the last 3 years.  

Paul McConnell Chair said “This 5-year award by the Lottery Community Fund recognises the work our charity did throughout the Pandemic supporting the West Lancashire community and beyond. We had come to the end of a 3 year AIMS Partnership project which was really successful, we then applied for some continuation funding for 1 to 3 years but the Community Lottery Fund awarded 5 years. As part of the funding, we have adopted Advice UK’s Advice Pro6 which is their latest client management system, this means we will be able to support clients better and means staff will be able to spend more time supporting people. We will also be keeping our outreach services in Ormskirk and Burscough and looking for funding to provide a similar service in Tarleton as well as our home visits to those severely disabled or housebound. Thanks to National Lottery players, this grant means that we can provide the community of West Lancashire with access to quality independent welfare rights, debt advice, employment law, housing support, disability support and much more. This will make a big difference to people’s lives.”  

During the pandemic, in 2020 alone, The National Lottery Community Fund distributed almost £1 billion to charities and community organisations across the UK. National Lottery players raise over £30 million a week for good causes across the UK. The National Lottery Community Fund distributes a share of this to projects to support people and communities to prosper and thrive. To find out more about the Lottery visit www.TNLCommunityfund.org.uk 

If you, a family member or friend think you may need help applying for a benefit or completing a PIP, AA or any other type of benefits form please contact us at: 

The Ecumenical Centre, Northway, Skelmersdale WN8 6LU 

Tel: 01695 726269    Email: Jan Fitzsimons at admin@swlican.org        www.swlican.org

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