Sheffield charity receives £10,000 funding boost

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A Sheffield charity will expand its services for families of children in hospital after receiving a £10,000 grant.

Sincere Support secured the money through the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards For All programme.

It is one of 155 projects across Yorkshire and the Humber to share £1.3 million.

Sincere Support will use the money to train more volunteers and pay for volunteer counsellors.

Beverley Lister, founder of Sincere Support, said: “We are an organisation helping those who have no other means of financial support to cover the non-medical expenses that arise when a child needs to be sent to Sheffield Children’s Hospital or out of town for surgery or ongoing treatment.

“Sometimes it is the need to look after accommodation for the months the family will be away or to cover the cost of day care for siblings left behind while parents are with their sick child.

“Whatever the need, Sincere Support has always been there to help ease the financial burden the family must face. Thanks to our Awards For All funding we can be there that little bit more.”

Grimethorpe Colliery Band Limited, in Barnsley, received £9,730 to run music workshops for young people aged seven to 20.

Dharmendra Kanani, Big Lottery Fund England director, said: “Awards For All is here to help charities and voluntary groups get much-needed funds as quickly and easily as possible.

“The grants will bring real improvements to the lives of people in the Yorkshire and the Humber region.

“It is always a pleasure to announce the help provided by the Big Lottery Fund for these excellent programmes which will make a positive impact to so many across the UK.”