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Big Lottery Fund allocates £25m to community groups and charities

15 Jul 2015 News

The Big Lottery has announced the allocation of £25m to 736 community groups across England.

Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund has announced the allocation of more than £25m to 736 community groups across England.

Awards were made through the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All small grants programme that provided grants of between £300 and £10,000. 

Grants of £10,000 and above were made through the Reaching Communities large grants programme. 

Organisations set to benefit from the funds include disabled children’s charity Contact a Family which received £612,272 for its Keeping Families Informed project.

Karen McLean, head of operations for Contact a Family, said the money would help the charity reach “thousands more families with disabled children”.

Domestic abuse charity, Swale Action To End Domestic Abuse Limited, was awarded £9,216 to work with young people who are abusive towards their parents.

Service director Liz Thompson said she hoped the programme would “open up the dialogue for many mothers who have not felt there is any support out there for them until now”.

Another charity to benefit was the Grandparents Plus Support Network which received £217,370.

Lyn Cole, grant-making director for the Big Lottery Fund in England, said: “Families including our extended families help keep us together in our own communities, so it is great to see today so many projects across England working to bring generations together and providing support to  families needing that extra bit of support during difficult times.”

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