National Lottery funding invests £1.4million into West Somerset and Bridgwater

This is The West Country: John Barrowman. PHOTO: Submitted. John Barrowman. PHOTO: Submitted.

MORE than £1.4 million of National Lottery funding was invested into West Somerset and Bridgwater last year, figures reveal.

Across Bridgwater and West Somerset, 33 grants were awarded, providing a vital cash injection to local arts, sports, heritage and community groups helping the area’s most vulnerable people.

The West Somerset Nursery Group, in Minehead, was one of the lucky cash receivers – they were awarded a grant of £8,769.

The money was to purchase and install a sensory room for children with learning and emotional needs and other children to enjoy. 

Nursery manager Abi Moloney said it had made a real difference to some of the children.

The projects now have a chance to gain national recognition for their work as the National Lottery Awards open.

The awards have seven categories, each reflecting an area of Lottery funding: Sport, Heritage, Arts, Environment, Health, Education and Voluntary/ Charity.

John Barrowman, presenter of last year’s National Lottery Awards show, said: “Everyone in Bridgwater and West Somerset who plays the National Lottery should be proud of the difference their money is making in the local community.

“If you know of a Lotteryfunded organisation that deserves to be nominated, we want to hear from you.”

Awards winnners will receive a £2,000 cash prize and national recognition at a starstudded event later this year.

Projects wishing to enter and to find out more can do so by visiting www.national lotteryawards.org.uk or call 0207-293-3599.

Entries must be received by midnight on March 12.

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12:21pm Tue 4 Mar 14

ShoulderToShoulder says...

Whoopy Doooooooooo!!!!..... Let's all hang the bunting out and hold impromptu street parties.... immediately!

Our immediate thoughts however, go out to those communities that, as a result of climate change and the Con-Dem's £multi-million cuts to the Environmental Agency, can't currently hold a street party, as their streets are still inundated with foul smelling, toxic flood water.

Still, as they say; there's always a silver lining, the rest of Somerset can look on in wide eyed envy, as the flood stricken communities seize this marvellous opportunity to organise their very own celebratory regatta parties!

The newly established Somerset Levels Regatta may even potentially rival Henley for one of the prime dates on the national social calender and provide a much needed boost to the Somerset tourist trade!

Somerset local government workers and service users (often, one and the same, of course) can also celebrate this beneficent bountiful windfall of £1.4 million of lottery funding, whilst they completely disregard and forget the fact that tens of millions of pounds have been slashed from council budgets by the unelected coalition of Con-Dem millionaires.

Yahooooooooooo!!

Let's all party on, as jobs and services are slashed and burned!

Let's celebrate wildly, as we have never celebrated before, and be ever so humbly grateful for the fact that we get a couple of lottery funding crumbs thrown our way, whilst the billionaires and the corporates get richer by the second, through imposing austerity on the 99%.

The billionaires have their three main parties of cuts and austerity.

Isn't it time that the millions had a mass political party of their own?!!

Visit the following link, for more details of how to get involved:

www.tusc.org.uk
Whoopy Doooooooooo!!!!..... Let's all hang the bunting out and hold impromptu street parties.... immediately! Our immediate thoughts however, go out to those communities that, as a result of climate change and the Con-Dem's £multi-million cuts to the Environmental Agency, can't currently hold a street party, as their streets are still inundated with foul smelling, toxic flood water. Still, as they say; there's always a silver lining, the rest of Somerset can look on in wide eyed envy, as the flood stricken communities seize this marvellous opportunity to organise their very own celebratory regatta parties! The newly established Somerset Levels Regatta may even potentially rival Henley for one of the prime dates on the national social calender and provide a much needed boost to the Somerset tourist trade! Somerset local government workers and service users (often, one and the same, of course) can also celebrate this beneficent bountiful windfall of £1.4 million of lottery funding, whilst they completely disregard and forget the fact that tens of millions of pounds have been slashed from council budgets by the unelected coalition of Con-Dem millionaires. Yahooooooooooo!! Let's all party on, as jobs and services are slashed and burned! Let's celebrate wildly, as we have never celebrated before, and be ever so humbly grateful for the fact that we get a couple of lottery funding crumbs thrown our way, whilst the billionaires and the corporates get richer by the second, through imposing austerity on the 99%. The billionaires have their three main parties of cuts and austerity. Isn't it time that the millions had a mass political party of their own?!! Visit the following link, for more details of how to get involved: www.tusc.org.uk ShoulderToShoulder
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