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£1m lottery hub in Little Hulton open for change

A former shop in Little Hulton could open the doors to £1 million worth of community change.

Local residents bid for the funding from the National Lottery Big Local project and aim to create a new community hub and a better life for people in Little Hulton.

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The National Lottery has provided £1 million worth of funding for the 10-year project.

Salford City Mayor Ian Stewart and Promise Ojerinola, a Year 6 pupil from Dukesgate school who designed the project logo, officially opened the new hub.

The Chair of Little Hulton Big Local, Davina Johnson, said she wants everyone from children to older people to be involved.

“We’ve already got a welfare advisor and English as a second language (ESOL) classes, thanks to working with Salford Unemployed Resource Centre.

“We’re trying to get a youth bank and youth board set up so young people can have a say on spending and shape activities for themselves.”

Davina who started working with the community as a City West tenant representative after moving to Little Hulton 11 years ago.

She said: “We’ve also launched an employment task group to find out which employers are in the area and what barriers there are to people working, whether it’s caring, health or the hours they can work.

“These are all the areas local people said they wanted help with.”

City Mayor Ian Stewart welcomed the project at 22 Hulton District Centre and said it would breathe new life into Little Hulton.

“This is a fantastic new resource for people in Little Hulton to help shape their own future and I wish them every success,2w he said.

The project is supported by Salford City Council, Salford City College and City West Housing Trust.

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