Ben Everitt, the MP for Milton Keynes North, has shared his thanks to National Lottery players after local communities in his constituency received more than £540,000 in support between the end of February and the end of May.
Groups in Milton Keynes North received £541,900 of National Lottery funding over the last three months, supporting their communities as they seek to overcome social and economic challenges caused by the pandemic and build back stronger.
The funding is being distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF), the largest funder of community activity in the UK, which distributes money raised by National Lottery players. National Lottery players raise over £30 million each week for good causes throughout the UK.
Ben Everitt has welcomed the grants and wants more local good causes to apply for National Lottery funding, saying it could be a lifeline as local people and communities rebuild and recover from the pandemic. Ben recently held a funding event with the NCLF for local community groups to meet them and understand the best ways to apply for funding.
Information about how to apply for funding can be found at The National Lottery Community Fund’s website: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk.
Ben Everitt MP said: “It is great to see community groups in Milton Keynes North have benefited from £541,900 of National Lottery funding. These groups are inspirational in the great work and support they provide to local people and their community, helping to bring people together once again and build community spirit.
"After the success of our funding event recently I will continue to work to help connect local community groups and the National Lottery Community Fund to ensure groups are supported as much as possible."
John Mothersole, Chair of England Funding Committee at The National Lottery Community Fund, said: “I am delighted to announce that we have awarded almost £100 million across England in the past three months, helping to address issues at the heart of communities, including employability, mental health, supporting young people and building connections to tackle loneliness.
“Thanks to National Lottery players, our funding is being used by more than 3,000 charities and community groups to unleash their potential and make a positive difference to people’s lives across the country. We’re proud to support people to come together to build community spirit, prosper and thrive.”
In the last 12 months The National Lottery Community Fund have given out nearly £600 million to 12,500 organisations reaching every local authority and constituency in the UK.
To find out more visit www.TNLCommunityFund.org.uk