Groups Get Share of £1.2 Million Lotto Windfall
28 Sep 2006
Cumbrian community groups are getting a share of the latest £1.2m lottery windfall from the Awards for All programme.
Dearham parish council will receive £10,000 for archaeologists to evaluate the site of an old village pottery that could be of national significance.
If so, it will be preserved and promoted as a heritage site.
Other recipients in Allerdale include the Cumberland Foxhounds branch of the Pony Club, which is getting £4,500, and Plumbland Village Hall, which is in line to receive more than £8,000.
Sport also receives a boost.
Developing hockey in the county is getting a financial boost to the tune of £4,600 while the Cumbria Schools Badminton Association has been awarded almost £6,000.
Carlisle’s Riding for the Disabled Association and Harraby Community Centre are also among the recipients.
Copeland groups receiving cash include the Haig Colliery Mining Museum and the St James’ Community Centre in Whitehaven.
Appleby Grammar School and Eden’s Scout Council are among the groups receiving cash around Penrith. They are both getting around £8,000.
Awards for All is the small grants scheme administered by the Big Lottery Fund on behalf of Lottery good cause funders, the Arts Council England, Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and Sport England.
The scheme makes awards of between £300 and £10,000 to grass roots community groups and voluntary organisations.