Big Lottery Fund

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National Lottery

Introduction

Big Lottery Fund have supported projects for the last 5 years, enabling us to support more vulnerable people and reach more people in need in our communities.

Four Projects in the last three years include

Reaching Communities for Anger Management and Positive Behaviour Support supporting over 500 people a year to live ‘a life less angry’. 

Better Relationships- enabling those in recovery from drugs and alcohol who also need mental health support to access a course and follow up counselling to help them have better relationships with their families, friends, partners and children.

Capacity Building- enabling us to establish a volunteering programme that led to over 1000 free counselling sessions to be delivered in our local area

Big Potential- providing professional support to enable us to build a structural, marketing, financial and impact plan for the next 5 years.

What did the project involve?

Anger Management and positive behaviour- this three year project enabled over 500 people a year to access anger management support and skills building in the community. 

Better Relationships- we worked with Birmingham Changing Futures to develop a programme that was successfully rolled out via our counsellors 

Capacity Building – we established a robust training, development and supervision programme that saw a growth of 12 volunteers a year who delivered over 1000 counselling sessions to vulnerable people who wouldn’t be able to access counselling elsewhere.

What were the outcomes?

Anger Management and positive behaviour- this three year project enabled over 500 people a year to access anger management support and skills building in the community. 87% said that the programme led to a noticeable or significant difference to their anger (less anger and less often) even 6 months after the course.

Better Relationships- we worked with Birmingham Changing Futures to develop a programme that was successfully rolled out via our counsellors. 80% of participants reported better relationships, improved mental health and  more harmonious living.

Capacity Building – we established a robust training, development and supervision programme that saw a growth of 12 volunteers a year who delivered over 1000 counselling sessions to vulnerable people who wouldn’t be able to access counselling elsewhere. 75% of clients were classed as recovered by NHS IAPT definition. 

Big Potential- Our development plan secured grant and loan funding from Key Fund and the Northern Impact Fund to enable us to implement our ambitious growth pans that new result in the delivery of over 20,000 counselling sessions a year.

How could the this project be applied to me or my organisation?