Help groups scoop Lottery Awards
NEWLY revealed figures show that more than £871,000 of National Lottery funding was awarded across the county last year.
During 2015, 62 Lottery grants provided a vital boost to arts, sports and heritage projects alongside community groups helping those most in need, including:
£9,550 to Prestwood Lodge School to deliver out-of-school time cookery training to pupils.
£8,092 to Bradwell Silver Band to upgrade a trailer for transporting equipment and uniforms.
£9,048 to Vana Trust in Aylesbury to provide horticulture and animal care workshops for people with disabilities and mental health issues.
Organisations that have received National Lottery funding can bid for nationwide acclaim by entering The National Lottery Awards 2016 where winners will receive a £3,000 cash prize and recognition at a glittering ceremony broadcast on BBC One in October.
John Barrowman, presenter of last year’s National Lottery Awards show, said: “The National Lottery Awards offer an unmissable opportunity to give outstanding projects their time to shine. If you can think of a great Lotteryfunded project, please nominate them for an Award. All these fantastic projects are funded by National Lottery players - every one of you should feel proud to raise an astounding £34million a week, which provides much needed support to such life-changing work.”
National Lottery Awards are given across seven categories; sport, heritage, arts, environment, health, education and voluntary/ charity, to reflect the range of funding that the Lottery gives out.
Tto nominate your favourite project in this year’s awards, tweet @LottoGoodCauses with your suggestions or call 0207 293 3599 to find out more and to enter. Entries must be in by March 9.