Nigel Evans Welcomes National Lottery Funding for Ribble Valley Projects

Nigel Evans MP is thrilled at the Big Lottery Fund’s latest announcement which sees three Ribble Valley Based community projects receive a total of £29,060 in funding. The Big Lottery Fund distributes over £600m a year to communities across the UK, and is raised by players of the National Lottery.

Gisburn Playing Fields Association, Clitheroe Cricket Bowling and Tennis Club and Listening Tree Bereavement Support CIC in Bamber Bridge each received just shy of £10,000 each for projects to improve their services, facilities and community outreach.

Speaking about the announcement, Mr Evans said:

“Each of these recipients is entirely worthy of the funding they have received. They each provide a service to the local area which is absolutely invaluable in constituencies such as the Ribble Valley where the sense of community is so strong. I look forward to seeing the benefactors thriving in the coming months.”

In 2016/17 the National Lottery awarded over £700 million, including 10,000 grants under £10,000, and reaching nearly 10 million people with our funding last year. The goal of the grants is to shape the places and spaces that matter to communities, enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage, and bring more people together and build strong relationships in and across communities.

Continuing, Nigel Evans said:

“The Big Lottery Fund has done immense work throughout UK, bringing together the communities that give Britain its unique charm. I would encourage any of my constituents to apply for funding if they feel they meet the criteria, the grants offered by the National Lottery really do make a difference to small organisations.”