Lottery funding to help four projects

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Four projects in south east Northumberland are celebrating after receiving nearly £38,000 in funding to help their work.

The projects are among 44 in the north east to receive a cash boost in the latest round of the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All grants programme.

These awards demonstrate how people are leading the way in their local communities by creating great ways of making a difference in the heart of our communities using National Lottery funding

Lyn Cole, Big Lottery Fund deputy director for England

Seaton Sluice First School has received £10,000 to plan and install an outdoor play area for young people from the community to access.

The area will enable the beneficiaries to enjoy healthy physical outdoor play in a safe environment.

Blyth Tall Ship’s has received £9,998 to enable new courses in work boat operations for NEETs in Blyth to purchase pontoons to enable access to boats moored at the local quayside.

Elsewhere, East Hartford And District Community Association has been given £9,890 to offer play and youth facilities for local children and young people, to provide safe, structured activities for children and young people.

And the 1st Hirst Scout Group in Ashington, has received £7,813 to install a bouldering wall in their newly refurbished scout hall and attend to insulation needs of the new extension, which will attract new members to the organisation and lead to a reduction in anti social behaviour.

Lyn Cole, Big Lottery Fund deputy director for England, said: “These awards demonstrate how people are leading the way in their local communities by creating great ways of making a difference in the heart of our communities using National Lottery funding.”