Foxton Centre scoops nearly £300,000 in lottery funding for cafe project

Posted on - 1st October, 2014 - 8:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Charities, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Some of the Foxton Centre volunteers working in the kitchen

Some of the Foxton Centre volunteers working in the kitchen

A Preston centre which helps vulnerable members of the community has secured lottery funding.


Nearly £300,000 has been given to The Foxton Centre in Avenham to improve its community cafe project.

The centre was recently re-opened following a fire in March which caused major damage to its building.

Official re-opening of the Foxton Centre

Official re-opening of the Foxton Centre

The community cafe helps the homeless in the city and vulnerable adults with severe and complex needs.

A statement from the centre said: “We’re delighted to have secured this funding. It’s an acknowledgement of the valuable service we provide in the local community.

“The funding will enable us to develop our facilities and consider new and innovative projects to provide support.

“We value the opinions of those involved in our projects, including stakeholders, partners and those who benefit from our support, and take on board their views when considering how to use our resources.

“This collaborative approach allows us to take a more holistic approach to the needs of the community. We truly believe that securing this grant along with winning the BIBAs ‘The Most Inspiring Business of the Year’ gives The Foxton Centre and all those involved with it, the recognition they deserve, and we’re very much looking forward to building on our success.”

The grant of £299,041 from the Big Lottery Fund is one of only six to North West organisations.

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