Jackpot year for Southport
NEW figures show that more than
₤110,000 of National Lottery funding was awarded in Southport, in 2016.
A total of 9 Lottery grants were given out in the area during 2016; providing a
vital boost to arts, sports and heritage projects alongside community groups
helping those most in need.
A wide variety of local projects received National Lottery grants in 2016,
► ₤35,000 for the renovation of changing facilities at the Ainsdale Club.
► ₤9,637 to Lighthouses Therapy Services to provide counselling to grieving
women or couples.
► ₤10,000 to install a new roof to the community club house at the Botanic
Gardens Sports and Social Club.
From today, these examples, or any organisation that has ever received National
Lottery funding, has the possibility of gaining nationwide acclaim by entering
The National Lottery Awards 2017; the annual search for the UK's favourite
Lottery funded projects.
National Lottery Awards winners will receive a ₤3,000 cash prize and national
recognition at a glittering ceremony broadcast on BBC1 later in the year.
John Barrowman MBE, presenter of the National Lottery Awards show, said:-
"The National Lottery Awards are a fabulous celebration of the UK's favourite
Lottery funded projects as voted for by the public. The Awards rightly put the
focus on ordinary people doing extraordinary things with National Lottery
funding, whose efforts go such a long way and are indeed changing lives.
National Lottery players can be very proud to have contributed towards their
National Lottery Awards cover 7 categories; Sport, Heritage, Arts, Environment,
Health, Education and Voluntary / Charity, to reflect the range of funding that
the Lottery gives out. There is also a Special Achievement Award to recognise
the outstanding contribution made by an individual to improving the lives of
If you wish to nominate your favourite project in this year's National Lottery
Awards, tweet @LottoGoodCauses with your suggestions or call:- 0207 293 3329 to
find out more and to enter. Entries must be received by midnight, on 7 April