A STORE in Levens has helped to secure funding for a local mental health charity.

Nisa Local nominated organic farm Growing Well to receive a £3,000 donation.

The charity, located in Low Sizergh Farm, will receive the cash to assist with their mission and a ticket to attend the virtual fundraising conference 'Fundraising on the Margins’ to help upskill their employees' development and continuation of their work.

The donation was made as part of the Heart of the Community Awards, an initiative run by Nisa's Making a Difference Locally charity, which enabled retailers to nominate a local community group to receive funding.

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This round of funding saw 69 good causes nationwide benefitting from donations totalling £150,000, with an emphasis on small charities supporting people living in crisis and helping them become more self-sufficient.

Helen Walker, Charity Marketing Manager at Nisa, said: “We were delighted to support our community through The Heart Of The Community Awards, making a difference to causes supporting those in crisis at this difficult time.”

Growing Well is a mental health charity and organic farm that provides help and support to adults in Cumbria and North Lancashire.

They offer meaningful activity on their farmland and in the kitchens as well as talking therapies as ways of improving mental health through learning new skills, effective communication, and discovering strengths.

Growing Well also focus on community outreach and peer support; raising awareness of the services they provide and encouraging collaboration with the community.