Papworth Trust have been awarded a grant for almost £20,000 to create a music group aimed at combating isolation for disabled people living in the Ipswich area.

The five-figure sum was awarded by Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

The grant will fund music sessions with the ultimate aim of creating a band.

The fun sessions will be aimed at both existing and new Papworth Trust customers with sessions planned for all abilities as well as opening up recording, audio and marketing opportunities.

Ellie Silver, trusts and grants fundraiser, said: “The grant will enable us to provide an out of hours session in the local community for adults with disabilities living in Ipswich. 
“The project will use the theme of music to support customers to tackle loneliness and social isolation, improve community engagement and improve and develop independent living skills. 
“Music is a great way to interact and enthuse and we are delighted to extend this opportunity to disabled people in the Ipswich area.

“We would like to thank players of People’s Postcode Lottery for supporting this generous grant of £19,592.”

The fun sessions, which are due to start in November, are part of the charity’s drive to offer more community-focused support.

Since launching in 2005, players of the lottery have raised millions of pounds for thousands of projects across Britain and internationally.

To find out more about the Papworth Trust music project, please get in touch with the team at Foundation Street, Ipswich on 01473 211671.