I am delighted charities and community groups across East Durham have received nearly £3 million in Lottery funding. It’s fantastic to hear about the great work and inspirational projects supported by the National Lottery Community Fund Grahame Morris MP
Easington MP Grahame Morris is celebrating £2.8 million of National Lottery funding being awarded to local community projects across the constituency. The money, raised by players for good causes, is being distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.
Grahame Morris MP attended an event in Parliament this week with the Fund, which is responsible for giving out money raised by National Lottery players for good causes. The MP heard about the community projects receiving funding and the difference they make.
The National Lottery Community Fund supports charities, community groups, and people with great ideas – local or national, large or small, no matter what their starting point.
The MP is now calling on local groups to find out how to apply for a National Lottery grant. Funding starts from just £300 and 90% of the grants made are for under £10,000 – going to grassroots groups and charities that are bringing to life amazing ideas that matter to their communities.
Information about how to apply for funding can be found at The National Lottery Community Fund’s website: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk.
Grahame Morris, Member of Parliament for Easington, said: “I am delighted that charities and community groups across East Durham have received nearly £3 million in Lottery funding. It’s fantastic to hear about the great work and inspirational local projects that have been supported by the National Lottery Community Fund.
In the year ahead, I would urge local groups in my constituency with a great idea to see what funding they too could secure.”
Elly de Decker, Director of England Grant Making at The National Lottery Community Fund, said: “Thanks to National Lottery players, this funding will help to improve lives in the local community. We know that people understand what’s needed in their communities better than anyone else – that’s why when people are in the lead, communities thrive.”
Last year The National Lottery Community Fund awarded over half a billion pounds (£511.1 million) of life-changing funding to communities across the UK and supported over 12,000 projects to turn their great ideas into reality.
To find out more visit www.TNLCommunityFund.org.uk