National Lottery awards £326,876 to Rainbows

We have been awarded £326,876 from the National Lottery to help develop our Community Outreach Services.

The grant from the Reaching Communities fund will benefit us over the next two years and will help us achieve our vision of “The Rainbows experience, wherever you are.” Ensuring that families of babies, children and young people with serious and terminal conditions can access the Rainbows experience wherever they are in the East Midlands.

The funding will support key areas of our Community Outreach Services including Hospice at Home, locality based family support and Rainbows Hubs.

Hannah Tee, Rainbows Trusts and Philanthropy Manager, said: “We would like to thank the National Lottery Reaching Communities fund for this incredible grant which will allow us to provide so many more services to people who desperately need our help.

“Our Outreach programme will provide accessibility to those who live a long way from the hospice building in Loughborough while growing our team of Family Support Workers and Nurses to reach more babies, children, young people and families. We will also be providing local hubs based within communities to offer further support.

“This will mean that more families will be provided with relief from the day-to-day responsibility of care as we support them to be parents rather than carers, giving them more time to spend with their wider family. More families will feel enabled to continue to care for their life limited baby, child or young person at home and have access to experiences that create memories for families to treasure.”