Gold rush! Funding joy for charity

RUSH House is celebrating a £350,000 lottery windfall which will fund its education, employment and training project.

The grant from the The National Lottery Community Fund will boost the homelessness charity’s Brighter Futures scheme.

The money will allow Rush House to work with anyone 16 or over — and to engage with people who are employed but struggling in their current roles.

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It will also strengthen links with Gulliver’s Valley and the theme park’s forthcoming Skills City initiative, which will work with young people and families there to raise aspirations and support them with education, employment and training.

Rush House chief executive Rachael Wilson said: “Thanks to National Lottery players, this grant means that we can continue to support Rotherham people, particularly those furthest from the job market with their training and employment aspirations. This will make a big difference to people’s lives.”

National Lottery players raise more than £30 million a week for good causes across the UK. Its community fund distributed almost £1 billion in 2020 alone.