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(From Government News Network (Was Hermes-Government Press Releases))
] BIG LOTTERY FUND 5 October 2005 GET BIG LOTTERY FUND BACKING
Young women and families needing help and advice are among people in the Manchester area to benefit from GBP7,892,444 in grants announced today by the Big Lottery Fund for 57 projects in the North West.
The award of lottery good causes money is helping voluntary and community groups reach out to those most in need by supporting their services that are creating vibrant, healthy and safe communities across England.
A grant of GBP299,875 goes to Home-Start Salford, with awards also going to Hideaway Youth Project, Moss Side Women's Action and The Broughton Trust. Home-Start Salford's grant will fund the expansion of its existing home visiting support scheme provided to families with at least one child under the age of five.
"Without this Big Lottery Fund grant we would have to cut back on hours and jobs," says senior coordinator Lynn Meadowcroft. "This funding has not just given a lifeline to the project, it will enable us to expand our work to cover all of the city of Salford over the next three …