Derby West Indian Community Association Celebrate

Updated: May 28, 2020

Derby West Indian Community Association, Derby

Derby West Indian Community Association Celebrate Receiving £40,000 in funding.

A charity organisation in Derbyshire have secured new funding for an existing two-year project, which aims to continue to deliver a programme of regular social and cultural activities for older people from BAME communities living in Derby.

Derby West Indian Community Association (DWICA) have received new investment of £40,000 from People’s Health Trust, using money raised through The Health Lottery in the East Midlands.

The grant will be used to deliver weekly activities including Tai Chi, chair yoga, over 50s games evenings, board games, film nights, dominoes and darts matches. There will also be a carers’ support group and community centre exchange.

George Mighty from the group says: “Thanks to this funding, we have been able to continue to provide much needed social and cultural opportunities for older people in Derby.”

Chris Lunn, Director of Health Lottery East Midlands, said: “We are delighted that money raised by Health Lottery East Midlands is supporting such an important community project.”

Local grass roots charities in the East Midlands will benefit from Health Lottery tickets sold from 1 October to 31 October 2018. What’s more, during that time, for every £1 entry into a weekly lottery draw the player will automatically be entered into the monthly Mega Raffle. The Mega Raffle will take place on 1 November 2018, with a guarantee prize of £250,000.

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