Croydon community groups receive £3.2m windfall
12:10pm Thursday 7th February 2013 in News
Charities, community groups, heritage projects and sports clubs received nearly £3.2 million of lottery funding last year.
Sixty-six grants were awarded across Croydon during 2012, providing a vital boost to some of the borough's most vulnerable people.
Among the beneficiaries were Age UK Croydon, which spent a £9,500 on new IT equipment; Streatham-Croydon Rugby Club, which received £50,000 to upgrade its facilities; and Croydon Youth Development Trust, which will fund a weekly youth club for teenagers with £10,000.
Any organisation that received lottery funding in the last 18 years now has the chance to receive national recognition for their work at the National Lottery Awards 2013.
John Barrowman, presenter of last year’s National Lottery Awards show, said: "National Lottery players in Croydon should be proud of the difference they are making to people in the area.
"The National Lottery Awards recognise the unsung heroes, dedicated workers and selfless volunteers making great use of Lottery funding.
"If you know of a Lottery-funded organisation that deserves to be nominated, we want to hear from you.”
To nominate an organisation visit www.nationallotteryawards.org.uk