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National Lottery grant funding invested in Halifax

Over £57 million of National Lottery grant funding has been invested in Halifax in 25 years. Projects across the city have benefited greatly from lottery grants since 1994.The National Lottery began 25 years ago. Since then, projects across the country have been transformed. Thanks to National Lottery players, £57 million has been awarded to community projects in Halifax.

People’s lives changed for the better

The West Yorkshire town has seen ordinary people’s lives transformed. National Lottery funding has been granted to groups for children, adults and the elderly.[caption id="attachment_12249" align="aligncenter" width="799"]national lottery grant awards 'Something To Look Forward To' celebrates success at last years National Lottery Awards[/caption]Children’s museum Eureka was granted a huge £2.4 million. That cash injection helped build the museum which is still popular with children aged 0-11. A women’s activity centre was gifted £9,900. Withinfields Primary School received £9,900.

National Lottery awards for special achievements

Many more projects across the town of Halifax received National Lottery funding. Family run charity ‘Something to Look Forward To’ was one of them.The charity supports families affected by cancer. It aims to target financial hardship resulting from cancer diagnoses. Families are awarded gifts and experiences to help lighten the burden.Fiona Coldron is one of the founders of ‘Something to Look Forward To’. Last year she won the National Lottery’s Special Achievement Award. The award recognised her hard work for those less fortunate.

Celebrating 25 years of lottery funding

To celebrate 25 years of National Lottery Funding more awards will take place this year. Any organisation which has received a grant can apply.The lottery hopes to find the UK’s favourite ever National Lottery funded projects. Prize winners will receive £10,000 in cash. They may also find themselves live on TV at a BBC broadcast ceremony.

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