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21 November 2003

Latest Lottery Grants in the South East

Community Fund has announced its latest grants in the South East, awarding over 2.5 million to 22 groups.

Eight of the groups funded today applied for their grant under the 'Grants for medium-sized projects' scheme, which is ideal for groups with smaller projects.

Kangaroos is just one of the successful applicants under this programme. They provide holiday and weekend activities for children in Mid Sussex that have severe learning disabilities.  The grant of 7,705 was the smallest award made today. It means the group can continue and extend activities, including Saturday clubs, play schemes, a youth club, family days, trampolining and soft play sessions at local leisure centres and community buildings.

Community Fund South East Regional Manager Dorothy Buckrell says: 'Children with special needs benefit by interacting with their peers in a stimulating, caring and safe environment. Parents and carers benefit too because they have a break from their duties for a few hours.

'We are delighted to see smaller groups like Kangaroos applying under this programme for projects that really make a difference to peoples lives. They show how small amounts of money go a long way to help local people in the community.'

The local authority areas benefiting from grants awarded in this announcement are:

Berkshire: 52,682
Windsor & Maidenhead: 1 Grant worth 52,682

Buckinghamshire: 50,689
Aylesbury Vale: 1 Grant worth 37,689
Chiltern: 1 Grant worth 13,000

East Sussex and Brighton and Hove: 276,859
Brighton and Hove: 1 Grant worth 102,069
Wealden: 1 Grant worth 174,790

Hampshire and Portsmouth: 940,924
Fareham: 1 Grant worth 34,500
Gosport: 1 Grant worth 48,218
New Forest: 1 Grant worth 50,769
Portsmouth: 4 Grants worth 807,437

Kent: 585,421
Ashford: 1 Grant worth 29,975
Gravesham: 1 Grant worth 125,536
Maidstone: 1 Grant worth 106,253
Medway: 2 Grants worth 323,657

Surrey: 360,251
Guildford: 3 Grants worth 360,251

West Sussex: 275,029
Arun: 1 Grant worth 267,324
Mid Sussex: 1 Grant worth 7,705

For more information on all of today's awards, follow the link on the right hand side of this page.

For details of all the grants we have awarded to date see the 'What we've funded' > 'Search past grants' section of our website.

Note for editors

  1. The Community Fund shares out money raised by the National Lottery to charities and to voluntary and community groups. Out of every 1 spent on the National Lottery the Community Fund gets 4.7 pence.
  2. Community Fund is the operating name of the National Lottery Charities Board. It wants to support projects that help meet the needs of the most disadvantaged people. It is particularly interested in projects that help tackle severe long term and multiple needs. It will also make grants which improve quality of life in the community.

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