5th Dec, 2016

Figures reveal £8.7 million of lottery funding spent in Coventry last year

Shaun Reynolds 18th Feb, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

NEW figures show that over £8.7 million of National Lottery funding was awarded across Coventry in 2015.

In total, 80 Lottery grants were issued in the city during 2015 – providing vital boosts to art, sport and heritage projects alongside community groups helping those most in need.

Some of the local projects that received National Lottery grants included Food Mood and Stoke Bowling Club who received £10,000 and £8,300 respectively.

National Lottery Awards winners will receive a £3,000 cash prize and national recognition at a glittering ceremony broadcast on BBC One in October.

John Barrowman, presenter of last year’s National Lottery Awards show, said: “The National Lottery Awards offer an unmissable opportunity to give outstanding projects their time to shine.

“If you can think of a great Lottery-funded project, please nominate them for an Award.”

“All these fantastic projects are funded by National Lottery players.

“Each Lottery player should feel proud to raise an astounding £34million a week, which provides much needed support to such life-changing work.”

National Lottery Awards are given across seven categories – sport, heritage, arts, environment, health, education and charity.

To nominate your favourite project in this year’s National Lottery Awards, call 0207 293 3599 – entries must be received by midnight on Wednesday, March 9.