North East Hertfordshire MP, Sir Oliver Heald, is thanking National Lottery players for their role in raising much-needed funding for local charities and community groups. The heartfelt thank you came as local groups received £5,715.00 of National Lottery funding over the last three months, enabling them to bring people together and provide the tools and support they need to better prosper and thrive.
Sir Oliver welcomed the grants and wants more local good causes to apply for National Lottery funding, saying it could be a lifeline as local people and communities rebuild and recover from the pandemic.
Groups to have benefitted so far include the National Childbirth Trust in Royston.
The funding is being distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, which distributes money raised by National Lottery players. National Lottery players raise over £30 million each week for good causes throughout the UK.
Information about how to apply for funding can be found at The National Lottery Community Fund’s website: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk.
Commenting, Sir Oliver said: “It is great to see how many community groups have benefited from National Lottery funding in North East Hertfordshire. These groups are inspirational in the great work and support they provide to local people and their community, helping to bring people together once again and build community spirit.”
Emma Corrigan, England Director at The National Lottery Community Fund, said: “We’re proud to be able to continue our support for charities and community groups across England over the summer, delivering valuable funding to life-changing projects, all thanks to National Lottery players. The funding will make a huge difference to the lives of many; building skills, building connections, and helping communities to prosper and thrive.”
Over the last 12 months, The National Lottery Community Fund have awarded £580 million in over 14,000 grants, reaching every local authority and constituency in the UK.
To find out more visit www.TNLCommunityFund.org.uk