Lottery boost for Midlothian projects

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Newly revealed figures show that more than £287,000 of National Lottery funding was awarded across Midlothian last year alone.

Twenty-three Lottery grants were given out in Midlothian during 2015; providing a vital boost to arts, sports and heritage projects alongside community groups helping those most in need.

A wide variety of local projects received National Lottery grants last year, including £2,301 to Danderhall Playgroup to upgrade their outdoor play area; £4,475 to 21st Midlothian (Newtongrange) Scout Group to replace their windows; and £4,910 to Midlothian Sure Start for a film project by the Dad’s Group of the organisation.

These examples, or any organisation that has ever received National Lottery funding, have the possibility of gaining nationwide acclaim by entering The National Lottery Awards 2016.

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

National Lottery Awards are given across seven categories; Sport, Heritage, Arts, Environment, Health, Education and Voluntary/Charity, to reflect the range of funding that the Lottery gives out.

If you wish to nominate your favourite project in this year’s National Lottery Awards, tweet @LottoGoodCauses with your suggestions or call 0207 293 3599 to find out more and to enter. Entries must be received by midnight on March 9.