Lottery grants for three local organisations

Three groups in North Tyneside have received grants from the Big Lottery Fund to help continue their work.

North Tyneside Learning Trust has been awarded £8,970 from the Big Lottery Fund to run three holiday clubs for children in the borough where they will take part in a creative literacy drama project.

North Tyneside Voluntary Organisations Development Agency received £9,750 to deliver informal, bite-sized training sessions covering topics which will include how to write a governing document, recruiting volunteers, publicity and marketing.

And Whitley Lodge First School will use the £8,460 it has received to set up two after-school clubs and a five-day combined holiday camp for children from deprived backgrounds who have no access to out of school activities.

Big Lottery Fund spokesperson Tessa Wiley said: “Our Awards for All programme helps small local groups do great work in their communities.

“It’s fantastic to fund such a wide range of good causes – whether it is support groups for bereaved families, fitness classes for older people, skills and training for young people, or after school clubs.”