More than £1.1 million of National Lottery funding was invested in Mansfield and Ashfield last year, figures have revealed.
Across Mansfield and Ashfield 42 grants were awarded, providing a vital cash boost to local arts, sport and heritage and community groups helping the area’s most vulnerable people.
-£195,000 towards the refurbishment of Water Meadows Swimming and Fitness Complex
-£181,000 to Mansfield and District Citizens Advice Bureau to help with its work advising people on legal, financial and other issues
-£9,500 for Kingsway Primary School to provide extra-curricular computer skills training to pupils and the local community
Now these projects, and any organisation which has received Lottery funding, have a chance to gain national recognition for their work as the National Lottery Awards 2014 open for entries.
John Barrowman, presenter of last year’s National Lottery Awards show, said: “National Lottery players raise £33 million every week for a wide range of projects which make a life changing difference to local communities.
“The Awards are a great way of celebrating their work and the unsung heroes helping people with National Lottery funding.”
The winners of The National Lottery Awards will receive a £2,000 cash prize.
To nominate a project visit www.nationallotteryawards.org.uk or phone 0207 293 3599. Entries must be received by midnight on 12th March.