A TYNEDALE charity has received £100,000 funding to boost its community handy person service.

Natural Ability, a learning disability service charity, will receive the funding over a period of four years from the Lloyds Foundation.

Chief executive of Natural Ability, Nicola Crawford, said the charity had employed skilled tradesman, Dave Rosbotham, who worked as an activities supervisor to help employ people with learning disabilities.

She said: “All the people involved carry out services that our vital to our community, which include maintenance at schools, private residences and essential gardening throughout the district.”

Natural Ability will also receive funding from the National Lottery Community Fund over a five-year period.

Nicola added: “Everyone who’s involved gets a real sense of achievement from the work they do.”