£550,000 cash boost for Erewash projects

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More than £550,000 was invested into Erewash in 2013 courtesy of National Lottery funding, latest figures show

A total of 18 grants were awarded across Erewash providing a boost for local arts, sports and community groups.

Now these projects and organisations have a chance to be recognised for their work as the National Lottery Awards 2014 open for entries.

Community Concern Erewash was one of the benefactors, last year, receiving more than £240,000 for a project aiming to improve the quality of life for vulnerable members of the community.

Ilkeston’s Ladywood Primary school and Bennerley Fields specialist speech and language college also benefited almost £20,000 from National Lottery funding.

John Barrowman who presented last year’s National Lottery award show said: “Everyone in Erewash who plays the National Lottery should be proud of the difference their money is making to the local community.”

He added: “The Awards are a great way of celebrating. If you know of a lottery funded organisation that deserves to be nominated we want to hear from you.”

The National Lottery Awards have seven categories which reflect an area of Lottery funding.

Winners receive a £2,000 cash prize and national recognition.

Entries can be made by visiting www.nationallotteryawards.org.uk. Entries must be received by midnight