Purfleet Community Group get over £200,000 cash boost

A COMMUNITY group in Purfleet has received over £200,000 in funding to help the community.

St Stephen’s Community Trust is based at the church in Purfleet has was awarded £213,758 by the Big Lottery Funding.

A spokesperson for the Big Lottery said: “This project works to improve the lives of disadvantaged families in Purfleet, by addressing isolation, strengthening community networks and improving employment prospects.

“Expanding on existing work by the Trust, a new Volunteer Development Programme will provide mentoring and training for local people and provide them with opportunities to gain work experience, training and qualifications.

“Outreach for older residents and a programme of youth activities will also be available”.

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