A new project designed to support families in three east Durham villages has received £15,000 of funding from a leading housing association.
Families in Shotton Colliery, Wingate and Wheatley Hill are set to benefit from a host of free activities and food as part of a six-month programme thanks to funding from believe housing.
The Villages Family Project, run by East Durham Trust, will bring weekly sessions such as cinema evenings, cookery sessions and homework clubs to the three former mining communities.
The programme is intended to provide opportunities for families in Shotton Colliery, Wingate and Wheatley Hill to come together to take part in fun activities in each village.
A total of 75 sessions, will be delivered across the three villages by the project, which will run until December 2019. It is expected that more than 300 local people will directly benefit from the project.
The funding from believe housing is part of the housing association’s community investment programme. Shotton Colliery, Wingate and Wheatley Hill have all been identified as priority areas by the organisation.
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