Werewolves celebrating National Lottery funding

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Werewolves of London Special Ice Hockey club celebrates after receiving National Lottery funding

Werewolves of London Special Ice Hockey club based in Streatham, London is celebrating today after being awarded funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK for it’s ‘Special, Undaunted and Resilient’ project

Werewolves of London Special Ice Hockey club will use their funding to provide some ice time, equipment and uniforms to our socially and ethnically diverse club which brings children and young people with learning disabilities and additional needs together to make friends, reduce social isolation, and develop social, communication and other skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.

This new National Lottery funding will help our special hockey club emerge undaunted and resilient from the disruption caused by the pandemic so we can rebuild our membership during the 2022/23 season, including by encouraging former members who have stayed away during the past 2 years to resume participation. We also want to increase our capacity to grow our club so that even more children and adults with additional needs (e.g. Autism, ADHD, and Down Syndrome) can learn to skate and play non-contact ice hockey.

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. 

Club co-founder Mike Dwyer said: “Thanks to National Lottery players, this grant means that we can offer the opportunity to more children with special needs to learn to skate and play ice hockey from an early age (from 5yrs) because we know that early intervention results in better outcomes in later life. This will make a big difference to people’s lives.”

During the pandemic, in 2020 alone, The National Lottery Community Fund distributed almost £1 billion to charities and community organisations across the UK.

To find out more visit www.TNLCommunityFund.org.uk  

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About The National Lottery Community Fund

We are the largest funder of community activity in the UK – we support people and communities to prosper and thrive.

We’re proud to award money raised by National Lottery players to communities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and to work closely with Government to distribute vital grants and funding from key Government programmes and initiatives.

Our funding has a positive impact and makes a difference to people’s lives. We support projects focused on things that matter, including economic prosperity, employment, young people, mental health, loneliness and helping the UK reach NET Zero by 2050.

Thanks to the support of National Lottery players, our funding is open to everyone. We’re privileged to be able to work with the smallest of local groups right up to UK-wide charities, enabling people and communities to bring their ambitions to life.   

National Lottery players raise over £30 million each week for good causes throughout the UK. Since The National Lottery began in 1994, £43 billion has been raised for good causes. National Lottery funding has been used to support over 635,000 projects – 255 projects per postcode area.

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