Funding awarded to North Somerset groups

PUBLISHED: 13:00 12 June 2018

The Step and Stone bakery received £10,000 in funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

The Step and Stone bakery received £10,000 in funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

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Selected charitable groups in North Somerset have gained a share of £1,972,655 from The Big Lottery Fund last Tuesday.

A total of £4.6million has been gifted by the fund, run by the National Lottery, to support community-led projects in the South West.

The Step and Stone bakery was awarded £10,000 in funding and runs cooking sessions at the Long Ashton Community Centre on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Co-founder of the Step and Stone bakery, Jane Chong, says: “Thanks to National Lottery players, this funding will allow us to further support employment opportunities for young people with learning disabilities.

The bakery helps young people with down syndrome to find work in the catering industry.

“We want to raise perceptions and awareness of how capable these young people are when they’re given the right support.”

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