South Ockendon African group receive lottery cash boost

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A SOUTH OCKENDON African group has received a grant from the Big Lottery to hold African study classes in Thurrock

Association of Africans in UK has been awarded over £8000 for a project called “Identity…What’s it all about?”

The project is described as follows: “This project will use funding to create a forum and blog, run a video project, provide educational support classes and hold African study classes for local young people.

“This will help to bring the community together and give young people opportunities to embrace their own cultural identity and build their confidence and skills.

Across England, 1,903 projects are sharing in more than £50 million of National Lottery funding through this latest round of investment.

James Harcourt, England Grant Making Director at the Big Lottery Fund said: “It is great to think that National Lottery players have now raised £36 billion for Good Causes and it’s when you hear about projects like these that you realise the incredible impact that funding has had on communities across England. Whether the grant is for £500, or £500,000, our funding is used to run amazing projects led by local people. It really is life changing.”

YT attempted to contact the Medlar Drive based group but without success.

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