Help groups scoop Lot­tery Awards

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.

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