Grant of the Month Pravasi Mandal

Published - Thursday, 10 November, 2016


Pravasi Mandal has been awarded £2,900 by Northamptonshire Community Foundation through the David Laing Family Fund.

Pravasi Mandal provides care services for older members of the Asian communities. The group runs sessions regularly to allow participants to socialise as well as receive treatments, such as yoga and reflexology. The group will use their grant to replace the boiler at their community centre. The boiler is essential as without it there is no other heating facility in the building. With a cold winter approaching it is vital that the boiler is replaced. The group will install a modern more efficient boiler which will be a big contributing factor to the heating bills and reduce the carbon footprint.

Pravin Patel, the secretary of Pravasi Mandal said “It is important that over the coming months with colder weather we are able to provide a warm and welcoming environment. By replacing the old, in-efficient broken boiler with a brand new, A-rated boiler, we could reduce our energy bills.

Pravasi Mandal provides care services for older members of the Asian community and
has now been running for 32 years, giving older people somewhere they can go, allowing them to give their carers a bit of a break while they meet and socialise.”

This month we are launching our Surviving Winter appeal which aims to save lives and help isolated and vulnerable older people in our county.


Do you run a project that supports vulnerable older people in the community?
Take a look at our Surviving Winter fund to see if your group is eligible.


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