Projects awarded lottery fund grants

COMMUNITY projects in south east Northumberland have secured funding as 37 groups from across the region share in more than £280,000 in grants from the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All programme.

Croftway Primary School in William Street, Blyth, has been awarded £5,860 to improve the outdoor play area and provide family fun day events.

In Morpeth, Swarland Sports and Recreation Club Limited received £3,494.

The club, in Vyner Park, will use the funding to run a programme of summer activities, including crafts, chair aerobics and entertainment.

The Awards for All programme aims to help improve communities and lives of people most in need.

James Turner, Big Lottery Fund’s head of the north east region, said: “It’s fantastic to see such a great mix of ideas receiving funding in the region today and I hope that these grants offer fresh drive for people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in community projects.

“Awards for All shows that size really doesn’t matter – the smallest of grants can have a hugely positive impact on the local community.”