Basingstoke’s MP, Maria Miller welcomes investment and encourages local organisations to apply to the National Lottery Fund for grants

Maria Miller, the Member of Parliament for Basingstoke has today welcomed news that two local organisations, “Helping hands for the blind” and “Bob Sign Language Action CIC” have been awarded funding by the National Lottery Fund.
Helping hands for the blind has been awarded £10,ooo to develop an online visual impairment radio station for people with sight loss, learning disabilities, dementia and people with disabilities with a view to bringing them together, learning new skills through programme making.     

Bob Sign Language Action CIC has also been awarded £10,ooo and will use funding to offer parents with deaf children and people from the local community accredited training in British Sign Language with the aim of improving the prospects of deaf children. The project aims to make more deaf people feel included in social and cultural activities through communication.        

Maria said: “I am delighted that some really good causes in Basingstoke have benefitted from this lottery Funding, which will enable them to provide even more targeted services for our local community.

 "The National Lottery does so much to support these vital local organisations and I would encourage more of them, both large and small, to apply for grants to help fund their projects.”