Dr Neil Hudson, Member of Parliament for Penrith and The Border is thanking National Lottery players for their role in raising much-needed funding for local charities and community groups. The heartfelt thank you came as Warcop Parish Council received £10,000 of National Lottery funding, supporting them as they seek to overcome social and economic challenges caused by the pandemic and build back stronger. This is part of £37,487 of funding that has been awarded to organisations in Penrith and The Border throughout the pandemic.
Dr Hudson was delighted with the grants and wants more local good causes to apply for National Lottery funding, saying it could be a lifeline as they begin to recover from the impact of the pandemic.
The funding is being distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, which distributes money raised by National Lottery players. National Lottery players raise £36 million* each week for good causes throughout the UK.
Information about how to apply for funding can be found at The National Lottery Community Fund’s website: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk.
Commenting on the new funding Dr Hudson said:
“It’s heartening to see that Warcop Parish Council will benefit from £10,000 of National Lottery funding. The funding will be used to create an inclusive village playground for children including those with disabilities. This aims to improve accessibility of play facilities for families in the local areas reduce isolation and improve health and wellbeing. All community groups that have received some of the £37,487 to date are inspirational in the great work and support they provide to local people and their community through what have been some extremely difficult times.”
Elly De Decker, England Director at The National Lottery Community Fund, said:
“I am incredibly proud that we have awarded almost £200 million across England so far this year, responding to needs and changes in our communities brought on by the pandemic. We know that people care about issues including employment and employability, supporting young people, supporting the vulnerable and creating better connections within communities to tackle loneliness. It’s fantastic to see that this funding, raised by National Lottery players, is having a significant impact on people’s lives across the country, helping to build back stronger communities.”
To find out more visit www.TNLCommunityFund.org.uk