PENDLE MP WELCOMES GRANT AWARDS

Pendle MP, Andrew Stephenson has welcomed the news from the National Lottery Community Fund that over £56,000 has been awarded to organisations in Pendle over the last 3 months. The £56,000 is spilt across 6 voluntary groups and charities all of whom provide a range of services and opportunities across Pendle. In 2017/18 the National Lottery awarded over £500 million, and 90% of those grants were under £10,000.

 

The full list of the awards are detailed below;

 

Organisation:

Woodend Mining Museum Limited

Summary:

The Museum will lay down a tarmac road to replace the existing dirt track with the aim of improving access to the site and to make the site entrance more obvious.
Funding will go towards surface preparation and laying a tarmac access road.

Amount:

£10,000.00

 

Organisation:

Greenfield Arts Centre CIC

Summary:

The project aims to provide the local community with the skills to cook and budget for themselves, improving health and wellbeing. The funding will be used to train volunteers and build a food preparation and sorting area to run its community kitchen. Funding will go towards 12 cooking on a budget classes, food hygiene qualifications, food storage training, food prep/store equipment, volunteer expenses, transport, utilities, management costs and community celebration event.

Amount:

£9,990.00

 

Organisation:

Migrants Wellbeing Association Lancashire

Summary:

The organisation will develop the organisations structure and work alongside the local migrant community to increase capacity to address local concerns, with the aim of developing a business plan and improving their service to meet local needs. Funding will go towards researchers, consultation open day, business plan and running costs.

Amount:

£9,980.00

 

Organisation:

COLNE CITADEL

Summary:

The funding will be used to deliver one to one talking therapy, for members of the community, where people will be provided with the opportunity to discuss matters pertaining to them, in a confidential environment, with the aim of reducing isolation and promoting wellbeing.

Amount:

£9,545.00

 

Organisation:

Lancashire Amateur Sports Club

Summary:

The project aims to prevent anti-social behaviour and improve levels of social wellbeing. The funding will be used to deliver a programme of exercise activities that are designed to support young people who are at risk in engaging in criminal activities. Money from the funding will go towards instructors, publicity, project management, refreshments.

Amount:

£9,150.00

 

Organisation:

Bodies in Motion (Pendle) Ltd

Summary:

The project aims to improve physical and mental wellbeing whilst also developing stronger social community relationships. The funding will be used to run cricket sessions for 'lads and dads'.
Money will go towards venue hire, coaching and equipment.

Amount:

£9,000.00

 

Commenting on the grants awarded Andrew Stephenson MP said, “I am delighted to hear the National Lottery Community Fund has awarded over £56,000 to six local voluntary groups. Many of these groups rely on the support of funding bodies. People use this funding to do extraordinary things, taking the lead to improve their lives and communities. Every time you buy a National Lottery ticket, you help make this happen.”