National Lottery funds new ‘Roadside Futures’ project

October 28, 2020

‘Roadside Futures’ project to improve lives of roadside Gypsies and Travellers across the UK, thanks to National Lottery funding

Today, £2million in National Lottery funding has been awarded to ‘Roadside Futures’ which is a project that aims to improve the quality of life for nomadic Gypsies and Travellers and the communities in which they live across the UK.

Thousands of nomadic households in the UK live on unauthorised encampments or developments, largely because of the chronic shortage of sites and stopping places. These individuals and families face some of the most severe health inequalities and poor life outcomes amongst the UK population.

The Roadside Futures project will be delivered by Moving for Change which is a new venture, developed via a 12-month co-production process involving a wide range of Gypsy and Traveller civil society groups , communities and individuals from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Moving for Change aims to support and encourage collaboration between individuals and organisations in the UK who share a common purpose to improve the lives of nomadic Gypsy and Traveller people. Those with a common purpose are invited to join the Moving for Change network.

At London Gypsies and Travellers we are already working in partnership with Moving for Change. Moving for Change partners also include Leeds GATE, Friends Families and Travellers, York Travellers Trust, Derbyshire Gypsy Liaison Group, Herts GATE, the National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups and Irish Community Care Merseyside.

You can read the full press release Press release – Moving for Change Launch – LGT

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