20th May, 2018

National Lottery gives Redditch causes chance of national recognition

Correspondent 7th Feb, 2018

NEW figures show more than £750,000 of National Lottery funding was invested in Redditch in 2017.

In all 17 National Lottery grants were awarded in Redditch during last year providing a vital boost to arts, sports and heritage projects alongside community groups helping those most in need.

A wide variety of local projects received National Lottery funding last year, including:

· £8,938 to Ridgeway academy trust to create a new outdoor garden learning area.

· £9,922 to Batchley Support Group which will be used to run a series of community celebration events.

· £446,296 to Worcestershire YMCA to support people serving sentences at HMP Howell and their families through parenting courses, family days and baby bonding.

Now these examples, or any organisation that has ever received National Lottery funding, has the possibility of gaining nationwide acclaim by entering The National Lottery Awards 2018 – the annual search for the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects.

National Lottery Awards winners’ will receive a £5,000 cash prize and national recognition at a glittering ceremony broadcast on BBC One later in the year.

To enter a project call 0207 293 3329. Entries must be received by midnight on April 6, 2018.

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