Chat Central - tackling loneliness and isolation

Our Chat Central project, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund is underway.

Chat Central will support people experiencing isolation to access volunteering opportunities and community activity that could help them to feel positive about themselves and give them the confidence to form new social connections and relationships. 

About The National Lottery Community Fund

They are the largest funder of community activity in the UK – they’re proud to award money raised by National Lottery players to communities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Since June 2004, they have made over 200,000 grants and awarded over £9 billion to projects that have benefited millions of people.

They are passionate about funding great ideas that matter to communities and make a difference to people’s lives. At the heart of everything they do is the belief that when people are in the lead, communities thrive. Thanks to the support of National Lottery players, their funding is open to everyone. They’re privileged to be able to work with the smallest of local groups right up to UK-wide charities, enabling people and communities to bring their ambitions to life.