Take this as an interesting example of how as a brain injury charity you could make use of a very special way of funding. Headway recently proved that in order to get something out of a lottery it is not merely about being lucky. The Big Lottery Fund awarded the charity grants of several thousand pounds for its range of help and support of people with brain injury. The application process for this is easy and definitely worthwhile, considering how this funding option can have a significant impact on people’s lives and the communities.

To recognise and boost the effort by Headway Ballymena to support people who have brain injuries, the Award for All Programs has granted Headway £6,600. The amount will cater for a respite break to England for the members and their carers, which will give them a chance to go for a holiday. Stephen is one of the people living with brain injury and now lives an independent life. He cycles and is a member of Ballymena Cycling club and volunteer at Headway. The charity organisation brings a sense of belonging to the community to people living with brain injury. It also enhances their social life whereby they can make friends.

Hopefully, within the next few years we are going to see some more of this kind of sponsorship happening.

Courtesy of Northern Ireland News.


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