Eastbourne’s JPK Project celebrates huge grant from the National Lottery

The JPK Project has announced it has been awarded £152,329 from the National Lottery.

The three-year funding from The National Lottery’s Reaching Communities grant scheme will help JPK to continue its work of supporting people with a learning disability once the lockdown is lifted.

The money will support its training and community centre which provides meaningful training and work experience to people with a learning disability in Eastbourne and those currently living within the surrounding areas.

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The centre was opened to the public in February 2018, providing a tea room and shop to enable work experience. This encourages independent living skills, time keeping, building friendships and helping one another.

Jill Parker, founder of JPK, said: “The news that we have been successful with our Reaching Communities application has proved a lifeline for the future. Looking on the bright side whilst our staff are furloughed, the trustees are working on an action plan.”

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