Charities hit the lottery jackpot
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.