downloadNTF awarded funding from The Big Lottery Fund to develop support groups

We please to announce that the NTF has been awarded £4000 by The Big Lottery Fund to go towards support group development.

The Big Lottery Fund gives grants to organisations in the UK, such as the NTF, to help improve their communities. 

What’s the importance and impact of NTF support groups?

Groups give people the opportunity to learn about their conditions, chat to people with similar problems, compare notes and pass on helpful hints and tips in a welcoming environment. They are not only about supporting one another, but also about having fun and making new friends.

How will it make a difference to the people who run support groups?

NTF funding is very limited and currently support groups are entirely run by our dedicated volunteers.

The funding will give them the ability to expand on their work and help support those that suffer from tremor and the community.                                               

How will it improve lives?

Essential tremor is a common movement disorder that can affect any age from birth, affecting approximately around one million people in the UK. Orthostatic tremor, is a rare condition that involves the unintentional rhythmic muscle movement of one or more parts of the body. It usually occurs when a person is standing upright. It is seen as progressive condition. 

The development of support groups for essential tremor & orthostatic tremor will directly improve the quality of lives, as many people feel alone when dealing with tremor and do not know who to turn to. The supports groups allow people to build a network of friends who they can turn to. In addition, support groups play an active role in raising awareness of tremor.

How will it improve the whole community?

The development of support groups will have an impact on a range of personal and social issues faced by communities as a whole. Tremor does not only affect people who suffer from the disorder by also their families and friends. Support groups play a vital part in educating members of the pubic from educational professionals to health care practitioners.

We look forward to hearing more about The Big Lottery Fund and the development of our support groups.