Shaun Bailey MP thanks National Lottery players for their role in raising much-needed funding for local charities and community groups. The heartfelt thank you came as local groups received £218,256 of National Lottery funding, supporting them as they seek to overcome social and economic challenges caused by the pandemic and build back stronger.
Shaun says that he is 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.
Shaun Bailey MP said: “It’s heartening to see how many community groups have benefited from over £200,000 of National Lottery funding across Wednesbury, Oldbury, and Tipton. These local groups are fantastic, and the great work and support they provide to residents has been inspirational through what have been some extremely difficult times. I hope that more of our local groups can apply and secure for funding to support our local community.”
John Mothersole, Chair of England Funding Committee at The National Lottery Community Fund, said: “Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to award almost £65 million across England in the past three months, supporting communities to build back from the pandemic, prosper and thrive. Through more than 1,700 charities and community groups, we have funded issues that matter to and are at the heart of communities, including employability, mental health, supporting young people and building connections to tackle loneliness. It’s brilliant to see that this money is making a significant difference to people’s lives, helping to address priorities for both local communities and the UK as a whole.”