A COMMUNITY group is celebrating after being given over £11k in funding.

Bracknell group involve Community Services has received a grant of £11,237 through the Active Communities programme.

The new two-year project aims to deliver weekly two-hour ‘activity café' sessions for older people who live in and around Bracknell town centre.

The project responds to the regeneration of Bracknell town centre by providing a safe and welcoming space for older people to go.

Building on Involve Community Services’ existing befriending service, a new Befriending Activities Coordinator will provide activities including arts, crafts, games, films, and general socialising in the café.

Using money raised by HealthConfirm CIC, through The Health Lottery, this grant has been awarded by People’s Health Trust through Active Communities, a funding programme which invests in local people and groups in communities with great ideas to make their communities even better.

Chris Lunn, Director of HealthConfirm, said: “The projects, supported using money raised by HealthConfirm, are extremely valuable to a wide range of individuals across this region; we look forward to hearing more about how these initiatives are supporting people to live longer healthier lives.”

So far, HealthConfirm CIC has raised more than £1.5 million for good causes in Berkshire.