Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, is celebrating £1.33 million of National Lottery funding being awarded to local community projects across his constituency by the National Lottery Community Fund.
On 3 March, Andrew attended an event in Parliament with the National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community projects across the UK. The Fund supports charities, community groups and people with great ideas – whether they be local or national, large or small. At the event, the Fund spoke about the many great community projects that are currently receiving funding from them and the difference they are making in their local communities.
Last year, The National Lottery Community Fund awarded over half a billion pounds of life-changing funding to communities across the UK, supporting over 12,000 projects. Local groups are being encouraged to apply for National Lottery grants. Funding starts from just £300 and 90 percent of the grands made are for under £10,000.
Andrew Gwynne MP said:
“It’s fantastic to hear that £1.33 million of National Lottery funding has been awarded to community groups in Denton and Reddish, all of which carry out great projects for local people.
“I would like to thank these groups for their efforts and dedication, and the National Lottery Community Fund for helping communities thrive.
“I would urge anyone else in my constituency with a great idea to see what funding they are able to secure from the National Lottery Community Fund.”
Elly de Decker, Director of England Grant Making at The National Lottery Community Fund, said:
“Thanks to National Lottery players, this funding will help to improve lives in the local community.
“We know that people understand what’s needed in their communities better than anyone else.
“That’s why when people are in the lead, communities thrive.”