The Group is jumping for joy as we have recently heard that The Big Lottery Fund has granted us almost £10,000 to renovate our headquarters. The HQ that opened in 1961, is in need of a new roof, windows and wooden cladding on the outside walls. This grant from The Big Lottery Fund will enable us to transform the building back to it’s former glory and ensures the future of a community hub for Scouting in our local area.
For over 60 years, our successful Scout Group has actively engaged and supported young people from our area in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society. Our young people enjoy what they do and have fun, taking part in activities indoors and outdoors. They learn by doing & take responsibility in new and challenging activities.
Our fundraising team have been working hard over the last two years to help raise extra funds for the Group to provide it’s young people and volunteers the resources and means to participate in Scouting activities, camps and weekly meetings. This grant is a huge boost to us.
Commenting on the award, Group Scout Leader Gavin Mills said: “We are thrilled to have received the support of the Big Lottery Fund, especially on our HQ’s 55th anniversary and we are confident the renovation project will ensure that there will be Scouting in our local community for many generations of young people to come.”
About the Big Lottery
The Big Lottery Fund supports the aspirations of people who want to make life better for their communities across the UK. They are responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by the National Lottery for good causes and invest over £650 million a year in projects big and small in health, education, environment and charitable purposes.
Since June 2004 The Big Lottery Fund has awarded over £8 billion to projects that make a difference to people and communities in need, from early years intervention to commemorative travel funding for World War Two veterans.
Since the National Lottery began in 1994, £33 billion has been raised and more than 450,000 grants awarded.
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