Major fund to tackle loneliness and boost volunteering in disadvantaged areas

Youth clubs, mental health charities and social enterprises are among the organisations to benefit from up to £30 million to create volunteering opportunities and help reduce loneliness.

27 disadvantaged areas, from Wakefield to Wolverhampton, will be supported to create new volunteering opportunities for residents to help their communities.

The new Know Your Neighbourhood Fund will support charitable projects to connect communities backed by up to £30 million. Projects set to benefit include initiative to help parent carers take part in volunteering, and training for young people to become accredited sports coaches.

*Areas of higher rates of unemployment tend to have higher rates of loneliness

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