Liverpool Bereavement Service is celebrating today after being awarded £229,500 over three years in funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.
Liverpool Bereavement Service is a registered charity and has been providing support for over twenty years to adults and children from across the Liverpool area who have experienced bereavement. Often people feel that there is no one to turn to and find it, sometimes impossible to cope with overwhelming grief.
This new National Lottery funding will start from January 2021 and last for three years. It will help us to support over 1,000 clients each year through counselling and at least 90 clients through the baby loss service. Over 200 children and young people will be supported by our Oakleaf service.
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.
Sue Johnston, Manager at Liverpool Bereavement Service said: “Thanks to National Lottery players, this grant means that without this funding the future of Liverpool Bereavement would have been uncertain, and we are now able to continue our valuable service and our specialist Baby Loss service providing support to families who have experienced the loss of a child.”