Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, has welcomed awards made by the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales to charities in North Durham.

In 2010, the Foundation gave grants of between £18,000 and £25,000 to SHAID (Single Homeless Action Initiative Derwentside), Durham and Chester-le-Street Carers Support, the Pelton Fell Community Partnership and Liberty from Addiction.

Mr. Jones said, “I welcome the funding provided by the Lloyds TSB Foundation, which will be a great support to these organisations. I wish them every sucess in continuing the excellent work they do for people in this constituency and beyond.”

Further information on how to apply for grants from the Foundation can be found at