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Three million pounds of National Lottery Funding announced for Wales today

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Area:
Wales
Programme:
National Lottery Awards for All Wales
People and Places
Release date:
2 8 2018

Today the Big Lottery Fund announced three million pounds (£3,007,815) of grants for 37 projects in Wales. These grants are possible thanks to people buying tickets for the National Lottery.

You can find the full list of what we have awarded this month here

The National Lottery grants let people lead to make positive changes to improve their communities. To get some idea of the impact of a large grant the Big Lottery Fund organised a surprise visit to Y Bont, Bridgend and District Resource for Children with Disabilities this week to let them know their application was successful. Y Bont is a charity that provides support to families of a child with a disability or complex medical conditions, it was founded by parents who wanted a centre where they could meet other families in similar circumstances. Today they provide a unique service to more than 140 families in Bridgend and the surrounding area.  Pretending to make a documentary Big Lottery Fund staff surprised Y Bont with the great news that they would be receiving a grant for over half a million pounds (£530,059).

This short film shows how delighted they were

This month’s awards include £100,000 for Ponsticill in Merthyr Tydfil. The community decided that their play area needed a make-over for local families and children, they also wanted to improve access particularly for residents with mobility issues.

Maesycwmmer Community Council in Caerphilly successfully applied for £2,440 to run a summer play scheme for children in the village.

Andrew Owen, Head of Funding at the Big Lottery Fund said: “The range of projects this month shows how communities are best placed to decide what matters most to them.  Each of these projects, from the largest to the smallest grant, represents the dedication and determination of the community who applied.  This month we are celebrating projects which benefit families and young people and I am delighted to share some of the great ideas communities across Wales have put forward.”

Further Information:

Joanna Maurice - Big Lottery Fund Press Office: 01686 611720
Public Enquiries Line: 0300 123 0735                           Text Relay: 18001+0300 123 0735
Full details of the Big Lottery Fund programmes and grant awards are available at: www.biglotteryfund.org.uk
Follow Big Lottery Fund Wales on Twitter: www.twitter.com/biglotterywales
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