Findacure is thrilled to let you all know that our new Empowerment Programme has been awarded a three-year grant of £336,820 from the National Lottery Community Fund.
The Empowerment Programme will integrate all of our patient group training projects- including our workshops, webinars, peer mentoring programme and e-learning portal- this will mean patient groups can access training on all of our topics either in person or online, easily stepping from one form to another. All of our projects will continue to help patient groups build their charity, raise awareness of their condition, get research ready, and provide support to patients and families.
We are incredibly grateful to the National Lottery Community Fund for this award. As a small charity, the grant will radically alter our funding model by providing us with the stability to be able to organise our projects on a longer-term basis. It will therefore be a catalyst in helping us to transform the lives of people with rare diseases across the UK, giving them the life-changing support they so desperately need.
Ultimately, the Empowerment Programme will build a unified, knowledgeable and powerful rare disease community.