A trio of Isle of Wight community groups welcomed in the new year with almost £27,000 of Big Lottery Funding.
The total accumulated as in December the Royal British Legion Social Club (Cowes) gained £9,500 and this month (January) the Isle of Wight Prosthetic User Group £7,200 with St Saviour’s Catholic Primary School gaining £10,000.
Prosthetic User Group is a community charity which provides support for prosthetic limb users on the Isle of Wight. According to the Big Lottery Funding statement (see below*) the group will use the £7,200 funding towards establishing an exercise group and running a disabled access sailing project, which fill provide post-physiotherapy support and exercise for amputees.
St Saviour’s Catholic Primary School intends to use the £10,000 award to create an outdoor activity hub that will encourage local children to enjoy the outside environment.
Alison Rowe, Big Lottery Fund Head of Region for the South East said in December:
“This is the season of goodwill, and also of fresh starts. Combine the two, and you get community projects that make a difference to so many people, and we’re only too pleased to be able to support them.
“It’s great to see some exciting projects planned for the year ahead…
Alison Rowe added in January:
“Now is the perfect time for communities to plan for the future, bringing a fresh start to the New Year. Whether it’s running healthy eating classes or fitness sessions, freshening up the local village hall or improving play facilities for children – these are just some of the activities Awards for All could provide funding for. Now is the time to gather your ideas and get your applications in.”
BIG’s Awards for All programme launched on 1st April 2009 and, with £45million to distribute across England, it is the Fund’s biggest-ever commitment to a small grant scheme supporting community projects. The scheme offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 to social and environmental projects that will benefit local communities and make a difference to the lives of those most in need.
*Full details of the amounts awarded in January click PDF here:
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