Cash boost will help post office improve local community

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A South Yorkshire post office has been chosen as one of 25 branches across the country to receive a grant of up to £10,000 to make its community project a reality.

Laughton Common post office, near Rotherham, has been awarded the grant to work with Rotherham United Football Club’s community programme to provide activities for older men in the community and tackle isolation amongst the elderly.

It will use the funding from the Community Enterprise Fund to engage older men in community based activities using football as a shared interest.

The new club will set up a programme of activities including IT skills training, health and nutrition advice, and exercise to reduce sickness.

Minister for communities Stephen Williams, who announced the list of successful branches, said the post office plays a huge role in the community.