A school and a village hall are given a boost of thousands of pounds thanks to National Lottery funding

PUBLISHED: 10:29 17 June 2017

A school and a village hall are given a boost thanks to National Lottery funding

A school and a village hall are given a boost thanks to National Lottery funding

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A school and a village hall committee have been given thousands of pounds of lottery funding to support people in the community in two very different ways.

The schemes are among more than 1,900 projects across England that have been given a boost from National Lottery grants.

Lionel Walden Primary School in Doddington has been given £9,270 for a an after school health and wellbeing club.

The aim is for children to enjoy healthy eating, archery, circus skills and sport activities.

The school will also deliver a lunch club, which will focus on physical coordination and development and the schemes will end in a celebration event for children and parents to encourage healthy lifestyles.

Emneth Central Hall management committee has a village hall roof project that has been given a grant of £5,340.

The funding will be used by a charity to replace the leaking village hall roof. The project aims to increase usage of the village hall by the local community

James Harcourt, grant making director at the Big Lottery Fund, said: “It is great to think that National Lottery players have now raised £36 billion for good causes.

“It’s when you hear about projects like these that you realise the incredible impact that funding has on communities across England.

“Whether the grant is for £500, or £500,000, our funding is used to run amazing projects led by local people. It really is life changing.”

The local school schemes are just two community projects across the East of England which have benefited from the Big Lottery Fund.

They are among 165 projects in the eastern region sharing more than £4.7million.

Across England, 1,903 projects are sharing in more than £50 million of National Lottery funding through this latest round of investment.

The funding supports a diverse range of projects to help people strengthen their communities.

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