Lottery funding aids community groups

More than £50,000 has been awarded to help six community groups in the county.

The Big Lottery Fund’s North East Awards for All has seen the cash go to groups across the north east, including six in south east Northumberland.

Delaval Parochial Church Council in Seaton Sluice will use its £10,000 funding to refurbish the kitchen and toilet facilities in its community hall, which will enable the kitchen to be brought up to standard and allow the hall to cater for larger groups and more activities.

Nelson Village Youth Group in Cramlington also received £10,000 to enable young people from a rurally isolated village to be engaged by regular activities which will act as a diversion from anti-social behaviour.

And 1000 (Blyth) Squadron Air Training Corp also received £10,000 which will enable members of the organisation to engage in activities which will help them gain their Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

Northern Learning Trust in Newbiggin, received £4,309 which it will use to upgrade ICT equipment at their ‘Learning Hive’ to enable service users to learn ICT skills, conduct job searches and access the internet on up to date equipment.

The Toby Henderson Trust in Morpeth will receive £9,922 to enable families, professionals and community groups to learn about the condition and how to cope with the pressures of supporting an Autistic child.

And Spinning Tops in Seaton Delaval will use the £9,700 funding to prepare the premises and purchase equipment for their new childcare service.