Thursday 7th June 2012
Community projects across the UK have received more than £3 million in lottery funding.
In total, 477 projects shared £3,807,862 in funding from the Big Lottery's Awards for All scheme.
More than £626,874 was awarded to projects in London, £325,000 in the South West, £280,000 in the West Midlands, £316,261 in the North East, and nearly £500,000 in Yorkshire and the Humber.
In East Anglia projects were awarded £288,000 in funding, the North West received £742,812, the South East received almost £416,000, and the East Midlands was awarded £305,000.
Projects to receive grants included Men Get Eating Disorders Too, in Brighton, Chigwell Parish Council, in Essex, Families Fighting For Justice, in Liverpool, and The Redbridge Education & Social Welfare Support Group, in London.
Alison Rowe, spokeswoman for Big Lottery Fund, said: "It's great to see such a wide range of groups receiving funding today for projects that will benefit people of all ages and from all walks of life. Even small pots of funding can make the world of difference to community projects which is what makes Awards for All such a popular funding programme."
Awards for All offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 to social and environmental projects that will benefit local communities and make a difference to the lives of those most in need.