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Anne McIntosh hails success of groups in winning Big Lottery Fund Awards
9:06am Thursday 24th January 2013 in News
A NORTH Yorkshire MP has congratulated groups in her constituency which have recieved Big Lottery Fund Awards.
Miss McIntosh said “I would like to congratulate Knayton Village Institute, Shipton Village Hall, Sutton-on-the-Forest Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Rillington Community Primary School and Ebberston Youth Group on receiving funding for their projects. It is a great achievement and will provide many opportunities.
“Without the Big Lottery Fund awards, many local projects would not proceed, and so local communities would lose out. I am proud to support the Big Lottery Awards and the aid that they give to local communities.”
• Knayton Village Institute has received £9,970. The charity in Thirsk will use the funding to install insulation and replace doors in the building. This is to reduce heat loss so the facilities can remain in use over the winter. They will install a new fridge-freezer and extractor fan so the kitchen area is adequate for food preparation for new activities, including a luncheon club for older people.
• Shipton Village Hall was awarded £10,000, which will be used to install a new roof for a community centre. This will help with further activities during cold weather, particularly for older people, where currently there is reduced usage due to a lack of insulation.
• Sutton-on-the-Forest Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School got £9,843 to develop a sheltered outdoor learning area in its grounds. This will provide pupils with a area for play and outdoor learning as well as a safe outdoor facility for local community groups and residents to use outside school hours.
• Rillington Community Primary School received £2,500 to install a trim trail in the grounds for pupils and the wider community. This will increase opportunities for children to engage in active play and reduce behavioural problems at playtimes.
• Ebberston Youth Group got £3,600, which the voluntary organisation will use to bring older and younger generations together through a series of activities and events. This will enable all generations to share skills and work to build mutual respect.