Alopecia UK is delighted to have been granted funding of £9,250 from National Lottery Awards for All England.  The grant will allow us to reinvigorate our face-to-face support for children and teens, something that we are needing to do post-Pandemic. 

We will use the funding to trial a new way of running meet-ups by introducing paid sessional workers to support the delivery.  We hope this will provide more consistent and fun group meeting opportunities for children and young people with alopecia and their families.

At Alopecia UK, we know how valuable it is to see and meet others in the same situation.  Our support group attendees tell us that they leave meet-ups feeling more confident, having made friends, and feeling more comfortable about their alopecia and themselves.  Parents of children and teens affected by alopecia tell us that meeting other families “who get it” is calming, reassuring and supportive.  We know that young people who feel like they belong are less isolated and have better self-esteem. All this emphasises why we want to improve our face-to-face support provision for children and teens. 

We aim to kickstart the new events for children and teens later this year, and thank both National Lottery Awards for All England, as well as National Lottery players, for their support. 

National Lottery players raise over £30 million a week for good causes across the UK. The National Lottery Community Fund distributes a share of this to projects to support people and communities to prosper and thrive.

During the pandemic, in 2020 alone, The National Lottery Community Fund distributed almost £1 billion to charities and community organisations across the UK.

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