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We are celebrating after receiving £406,709 from the National Lottery Community Fund!

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We are celebrating after receiving £406,709 from the National Lottery Community Fund!

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We are celebrating after a successful application to The National Lottery Community Fund, being awarded £406,709 to continue delivery of our much-needed activity and support in the local area for a further four years (2022 to 2026). 

The organisation will use this funding to deliver a variety of activity within our community spaces (Newcastle Street and Harper Street) as well as out and about in the community. Activity will continue to be community led, and will include: social groups, creative activities, environmental projects in the community, and many more.  

As well as group activities to support wellbeing and bring people together, the Middleport Matters team provides much needed practical and emotional support to local residents across Middleport, Longport, Dalehall, and wider Burslem. Feedback from families and individuals includes, 

You’ve made such a difference for my dad… he has made friends at your group and has found purpose again. Thank you all.


I don’t know what I’d do without you and the hub – I wouldn’t see anyone or feel as welcome as I do here. I love coming to sessions here and all the team are great.


All the activities for children are so good, and to have these on our doorstep makes a massive difference. We couldn’t afford transport and lunch for all of us to take part, and it makes us, and our neighbours feel like the area is special, deserving, and not forgotten


Our Operations Manager, Vicki, said 

“We are so pleased to receive this funding! We have had huge disruptions to our local plans over the last couple of years, so it will be great to move forward with plans that have been made with our community and for our community. Thanks to National Lottery players, this grant means we can continue our work within Middleport and surrounding areas, making a real difference at the heart of a community we know well.”  

National Lottery players raise over £30 million a week for good causes across the UK. The National Lottery Community Fund distributes a share of this to projects to support people and communities to prosper and thrive.  To find out more  about the Community Fund, visit  

Harper Street Middleport Matters