Lottery support for Bexley revealed

PUBLISHED: 14:56 19 February 2015 | UPDATED: 14:56 19 February 2015

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A wide range of projects were supported last year

New figures reveal that over £370,000 of National Lottery funding was invested in Bexley projects last year alone.

Across Bexley, 29 grants were awarded last year; benefiting local arts, sports and heritage projects alongside community groups helping those most in need.

Grants were awarded to a wide range of projects in 2014, including £86,000 to Christ The King Sixth Form College to fund a sports development officer to coordinate sporting opportunities for students, £10,000 to Deepdene Senior Learning Skills Club to pay for furniture, laptops and a session leader and £9,049 to Thamesmead Furniture Recycle to enable this furniture recycling scheme to expand its operation.

These projects, or any organisation that has ever received Lottery funding, has the possibility of gaining national recognition through entering the National Lottery Awards 2015.

John Barrowman, presenter of last year’s National Lottery Awards show, said: “Every National Lottery player should feel proud of the incredible difference they are making to the local community. They raise an astonishing £33 million every week for a huge variety of life-changing projects.

“The National Lottery Awards offer a chance to celebrate the fantastic work of Lottery-funded projects. If you know of a great project that deserves to shine, then please nominate them for an Award.”

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