Gingerbread celebrates after receiving £400,000 in National Lottery funding

Posted 4 April 2023

Gingerbread, the national charity for single parents, is celebrating after being awarded £400,000 in National Lottery funding over the next two years.

We’ll use this funding to scale up our single parent peer support group networks. Over the next two years we’ll be able to support over 3,650 single parents to connect with a supportive community of fellow single parents, sharing support and guidance.

The National Lottery is the largest funder of community activity in the UK and has generously supported Gingerbread’s work in the past.  This further funding will help us to grow our network of face-to-face, virtual and digital support groups for single parents, as well as enabling us to develop new and exciting ways of working in partnership with employers, family hubs and universities to meet the needs of single parents.

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.

Jo Hardy, Gingerbread’s Head of Services, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to receive this grant. Thanks to National Lottery players, more single parents will be able to connect with each other and get the support they need. This grant will make a huge difference to the lives of single parents, who can often feel lonely and isolated.”

During the pandemic, in 2020 alone, The National Lottery Community Fund distributed almost £1 billion to charities and community organisations across the UK.

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