Ben Bradley MP 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 local groups received £863,643 of National Lottery funding over the last three months*, supporting their communities as they seek to overcome social and economic challenges caused by the pandemic and build back stronger.
Mr Bradley welcomes the grants and wants more local good causes to apply for National Lottery funding, saying it could be a lifeline as local people and communities rebuild and recover from the pandemic.
Groups to have benefitted so far include Empowering Families' Futures, which has been awarded £358,213. This funding will support Nottinghamshire Independent Domestic Abuse Service (NIDAS) to continue to deliver and develop their family support project reducing harm and trauma caused by domestic abuse to families in Mansfield and Ashfield receiving £358213 over 3 years. Long-term wrap-around support will be provided to help women and their children to rebuild their lives providing intervention and prevention services outside the scope of commissioned services.
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 over £30 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, Ben Bradley MP said:
“I’m delighted that Mansfield has been awarded £863,643 since March. The funding goes a long way and makes a real difference to the community. These groups are inspirational in the great work and support they provide to local people and their community, helping to bring people together once again and build community spirit.”
John Mothersole, Chair of England Funding Committee at The National Lottery Community Fund, said:
“I am delighted to announce that we have awarded almost £100 million across England in the past three months, helping to address issues at the heart of communities, including employability, mental health, supporting young people and building connections to tackle loneliness.
“Thanks to National Lottery players, our funding is being used by more than 3,000 charities and community groups to unleash their potential and make a positive difference to people’s lives across the country. We’re proud to support people to come together to build community spirit, prosper and thrive.”