Openstorytellers has been awarded a grant of £20,900, over two years, by Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales. The grant will help us continue our work in supporting people with learning and communication difficulties and reduce social exclusion.
Cindy Moxham, Director at Openstorytellers, said, “The number of people with complex needs is ever increasing and it is estimated that an ‘average’ area with a population of 250,000 will have 105 individuals with profound disabilities by 2026, that’s an increase of 27%. Our aim is for disabled people to receive the best opportunities and support possible, through our training courses, performances and community activities we can help individuals to become active members of their community.” The grant will help fund the salary of an administrator who will provide important support for the charity’s variety of projects and services.
The Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales provided 77 grants last year to the South West region alone, totalling £1.7million. Trevor Smale, Grant Manager for Devon, Cornwall and Somerset at the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales, stated, “Openstorytellers is providing an innovative service where people can develop their skills and abilities, opening up opportunities for them that may not have been previously there. At the Foundation we aim to provide funding that can bring a positive impact to those most vulnerable and support lasting change. Openstorytellers is doing just that.”