LETTER: Region boosted by lottery millions

New figures show that more than £2.1 million of National Lottery funding was awarded across the East Cambridgeshire area in the last year alone.

Seventeen lottery grants were given out in the area during 2016; providing a vital boost to arts, sports and heritage projects alongside community groups, including:

• £14,900 for the Isle of Ely Arts Festival which celebrates arts and culture.

• £9,330 to help Kennett Primary School provide activities for pupils such as trips and healthy eating sessions.

• £10,000 for Pos+Ability. The charity will buy two exercise bikes to help patients with conditions such as Parkinson’s or Cerebral Palsy.

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From today, these examples have the possibility of gaining nationwide acclaim by entering The National Lottery Awards 2017.

National Lottery Awards winners will receive a £3,000 prize and national recognition at a ceremony broadcast on BBC One later in the year.

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If you wish to nominate your favourite project, tweet @LottoGoodCauses or call 0207 293 3329 by midnight on 7 April 2017.


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