Berwick projects secure lottery funding

Newly-revealed figures show that more than £655,000 of National Lottery funding was awarded across the Berwick area last year alone.

Thursday, 11th February 2016, 4:19 pm
Berwick Rugby Club pitches

Lottery grants to 34 projects were given out in Berwick during 2015; 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 grants last year, including: £4,800 to Berwick Rugby Football Club for training area improvements; £9,800 to Hadston House Youth and Community Projects to run sessions for young people where they can learn to cook while socialising with peers and learning life skills; and £10,000 to Berwick Middle School to install a fitness trail and playground storage unit on the school’s grounds.

These examples, or any organisation that has ever received National Lottery funding, have the possibility of gaining nationwide acclaim by entering The National Lottery Awards 2016.

Winners will receive a £3,000 cash prize and national recognition at a glittering ceremony broadcast on BBC One in October.

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John Barrowman, presenter of last year’s 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 Lottery-funded 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.”