Cash to help expand vital support hub

Library picture of Spilsby New Life Centre volunteers pictured with David Bruce, centre manager.
Library picture of Spilsby New Life Centre volunteers pictured with David Bruce, centre manager.

A vital support hub in Spilsby has received a £32,000 funding award to expand its services.

The New Life Centre has been running a number of community projects for more than four years. Now the grant given by People’s Health Trust will enable the church and charity organisation to develop further facilities.

The centre’s New Horizons Project will provide an IT suite with six computers available for community use.

The project will also see the launch of a new youth hub for in Years 11 to 13, providing a place for youngsters to socialise along with careers and training advice.

The funding also secures the future of the existing Spilsby Youth Club at New Life for youngsters in Year 7 to Year 10, on Mondays evenings.

The award will provide for creation of a soft play and sensory area for children. The area will be available for use both during the centre’s Stepping Stones Family Connect group and at other times.

Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS) supported the funding application, awarded by People’s Health Trust using money raised by HealthComplete through The Health Lottery.

New Life centre manager and youth pastor David Bruce said: “We have been working with LCVS for three or four years. We couldn’t have found a better organisation to work with. The team is so committed to the local community and put heart and soul into everything..”

Marie Chapman, LCVS senior community development and volunteering officer, said: “It’s wonderful to see groups that work so tirelessly to improve the lives of people being given the tools to continue with and build upon what they do.”