More than £620k of National Lottery funding invested across Purbeck region

Bournemouth Echo: WINNERS: Swanage News owners Andy and Linda James WINNERS: Swanage News owners Andy and Linda James

MORE than £620,000 of National Lottery funding was invested across the Purbeck region last year, official figures have revealed.

Eight grants were awarded across the district in 2012, providing a welcome cash boost to local arts, sports, heritage and community groups.

Awards included £45,180 to Bere Regis Sports Club, enabling the club to convert a field into new junior football pitches.

Prime Time Kids Club, in Wareham, landed £9,965 to purchase play and ICT equipment, and soft furnishings for their renovated premises. Also among the organisations benefiting from National Lottery cash was Moreton Village Hall and Recreation Field.

They received £3,175 towards the construction of an up-to-date community facility in the village.

John Barrowman, presenter of last year’s National Lottery Awards show, said: “National Lottery players raise £33million every week for a wide range of projects which make a life-changing difference to local communities.

“The awards are a great way of celebrating their work and the unsung heroes helping people with National Lottery funding.

“Everyone in Purbeck who plays the National Lottery should be proud of the difference their money is making in the local community.

“If you know of a lottery-funded organisation that deserves to be nominated, we want to hear from you.”

Last year the Daily Echo reported how National Lottery bosses had praised a Dorset shop after it raised almost £1.69million for various Lotto good causes.

Andy and Linda James, of Swanage News, said they were proud to have played their part in raising the cash.

Linda said: “As far as we’re aware, we’ve not made anyone a millionaire yet, but we’ve had a few big scratch card winners.”

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11:34pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Yankee1 says...

These are all great causes. Well done.

But is it not strange that the Government, which spends in billions, not hundreds of thousands, washes its hands of these good local causes because 'the Lottery' will cover them? And gives billions to foreign countries with no ties to the UK?

Ergo: Is the Lottery simply a voluntary tax for local causes?
These are all great causes. Well done. But is it not strange that the Government, which spends in billions, not hundreds of thousands, washes its hands of these good local causes because 'the Lottery' will cover them? And gives billions to foreign countries with no ties to the UK? Ergo: Is the Lottery simply a voluntary tax for local causes? Yankee1
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4:29pm Wed 19 Feb 14

paul.p says...

Yes i agree the money does help but were paying for our own stuff over and over.

The Government doesn't want to have any responsibility for anything.

I have often thought that if all the VAT, Business rates, Road fund licence, Fines in general, speed camera fines and anything else I can't think of that generates money were given to Dorset county council then I'm fairly sure it would generate far more than the Government gives?

It would also be interesting to see how much money the people of Purbeck spent on the Lottery.

I would also like to point out that the amount of Registered charities in England and Wales now stands at 180,000 (more unregistered )and a large majority will spend more than they actually receive.
Yes i agree the money does help but were paying for our own stuff over and over. The Government doesn't want to have any responsibility for anything. I have often thought that if all the VAT, Business rates, Road fund licence, Fines in general, speed camera fines and anything else I can't think of that generates money were given to Dorset county council then I'm fairly sure it would generate far more than the Government gives? It would also be interesting to see how much money the people of Purbeck spent on the Lottery. I would also like to point out that the amount of Registered charities in England and Wales now stands at 180,000 (more unregistered )and a large majority will spend more than they actually receive. paul.p
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