Char­i­ties hit the lot­tery jack­pot

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

MAC­CLES­FIELD ben­e­fited from more than £330,000 of Na­tional Lot­tery fund­ing last year.

A to­tal of 19 Lot­tery grants were given out in the area dur­ing 2016; pro­vid­ing a vi­tal boost to arts, sports and her­itage projects along­side com­mu­nity groups help­ing those most in need. Among the groups that ben­e­fited were: £45,000 for the 2016/17 Mac­cles­field Barn­aby Fes­ti­val; £9,996 to St Al­bans Pre-School in Mac­cles­field to cre­ate a new out­door play area for chil­dren; and £9,997 to the East Cheshire Sub Aqua Club for train­ing re­sources.

And now the or­gan­i­sa­tions have the chance to win more fund­ing by en­ter­ing The Na­tional Lot­tery Awards 2017 – the an­nual search for the UK’s favourite Lot­tery-funded projects.

Na­tional Lot­tery Awards win­ners will re­ceive a £3,000 cash prize and na­tional recog­ni­tion at a glit­ter­ing cer­e­mony broad­cast on BBC One later in the year.

John Bar­row­man, pre­sen­ter of the Na­tional Lot­tery Awards show, said: “The Awards rightly put the fo­cus on or­di­nary peo­ple do­ing ex­tra­or­di­nary things with Na­tional Lot­tery fund­ing, whose ef­forts go such a long way and are in­deed chang­ing lives.”

To nom­i­nate your favourite pro­ject tweet @ Lot­toGoodCauses with your sug­ges­tions or call 0207 0207 293 3329 to find out more and to en­ter. En­tries must be re­ceived by mid­night on 7 April 2017.

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