Andrew Jones MP

Harrogate MP encourages charities to consider the Big Lottery Fund

24 July 2012

Andrew Jones MPHarrogate and Knaresborough MP is encouraging organisations to apply for the National Lottery’s Big Lottery Fund after two companies in the constituency recently received awards.

Andrew Jones MP thinks this is great news for both the projects and those who benefit from them and thinks more like these should apply before the deadline in September.

Andrew Jones MP said:

The two projects that have been awarded funding definitely deserve the help, they do such good work and deserve support.

The Big Lottery Fund offers a great funding opportunity for projects across the country who may not be able to continue running without the support.

I would encourage local charities who need funding to look at the Big Lottery Fund.

The two businesses that were awarded financial aid under the Awards for All programme are:

  • Yorkshire Driftwood, a voluntary and community organisation in Knaresborough, which will use the funding to provide woodwork workshops and create a website to promote the organisation for disabled people in the community, resulting in a nature trail for the community.
  • Friends of Jacob Smith Park, a voluntary organisation in North Yorkshire which will use the funding to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee in two key events with the first being a Big Lunch and the second being a planting of a wildlife corridor of native species along the boundary of the park.

The grants are for organisations established for social purposes rather than the pursuit of profit and that reinvest surpluses to help tackle issues facing people and the planet.

The next application deadline is 2pm on Wednesday 12 September 2012.


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