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Bradford groups to share £119,000 jackpot
Schools, churches and a Scout troop are among 14 community projects across the district getting a share of £119,121 Big Lottery money.
A total of 103 initiatives across Yorkshire and the Humber have received Awards for All funding of £870,999.
One of the biggest chunks in the district is the £9,900 that has gone to St Ives Riding for the Disabled at Bingley to put in running water and build a shelter at its newly-extended riding school.
Three lots of £10,000 have been awarded to:
- Skipton charity The Principle Trust to buy a mobile home near Blackpool for families in need of respite
- Bradford’s Play Network which will use its share to encourage healthy eating at an after-school club and reduce obesity
- voluntary organisation Cavendish Community and Friends in Eccleshill which will be running informal IT lessons in the city.
The other recipients are:
- South and West Bradford Stroke Group in Buttershaw has been awarded £4,280 to deliver arts and crafts sessions for recovering stroke victims and put on an exhibition of members’s work
- Byron Primary School in Barkerend is getting £8,585 to run breakfast, lunchtime and afterschool activities
- St Mary’s and St Peter’s School off Leeds Road in has £8,950 to fit its playground with soft tread flooring
- Otley Action for Older People has £4,190 to furnish its new premises in the town
- The Rockwell Centre Users group in Thorpe Edge has £8,560 to organise activities including Tai Chi session and run a canal trip
- St Stephen’s Church in West Bowling will use its £8,452 share to commission a large-scale feasibility study into using its centre for community activities
- Cleckheaton Methodist Church will put its £4,759 to use buying new seating
- Bradford and District Community Empowerment Network has £9,927 to update IT equipment
- the Bangladeshi Community Association of Bradford will use its £9,968 to organise swimming, aerobic and countryside visits for women
- the 4th Spen Valley (Liversedge) Scout Group has £9,350 to add disabled toilets and access to its hut.
Big Lottery Fund spokeswoman Caroline James said: “Each project which has received Awards for All funding will make a huge difference to the lives of people. It is great to see organisations using Lottery money to offer communities positive activities and we are proud to be able to support them.”
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