MORE than £13,500 has been donated to good causes in Sunderland.
The funding has been handed out to projects across the city by the Community Foundation’s Give2 Sunderland fund.
Community hub Sunderland North Family Zone received £4,662 to develop its Imagine Project, which helps people with disabilities.
Linda Procopis, project coordinator, said: “We develop the potential and independent living skills of people with a learning or physical disability.
“Support includes teaching people how to cook on a budget and about food safety, to getting around on public transport and accessing leisure facilities.
“Thanks to Give2 we have been able to make sure that this vital service is being delivered in Sunderland.”
Other recipients include the BME Khushi Women Group, which received £2,980 to develop a health club for black, minority and ethnic communities and £1,764 to purchase equipment for Washington MIND’s new café, as well as play equipment for its children’s corner.
Now The Community Foundation is urging Wearside communities to continue supporting the fund.
It wants them to help more projects in 2014 and beyond, as Government match funding means it can add £1 for every £2 given.
For more information, visit www.communityfoundation.org.uk/give2.