£1m Lotto cash boost for Thurnscoe

By Gareth Dennison | 28/07/2010 0 comments

£1m Lotto cash boost for Thurnscoe

THURNSCOE folk will benefit from £1 million lottery cash aimed at places which usually miss out on funding streams.

The village was among 50 areas was picked out by the Big Lottery Fund for its Big Local Trust programme.

Neighbourhoods targeted have been highlighted as those where residents “face many social obstacles and have a history of difficulty in obtaining resources to help overcome them.”

Vanessa White, BLF head of region for Yorkshire, said: “The Big Local Trust is a dedicated funding stream to help people in neighbourhoods such as Thurnscoe to identify local issues and to develop the skills and confidence necessary to change things for the better.

“We hope that by securing funding for the long-term and by offering a commitment to providing dedicated local support, it will bring lasting positive changes to Thurnscoe and its residents.”

An independent charitable trust will be set up to run the programme and BLF is calling for expressions of interest from organisations interested in running the trust to get in contact by August 12.

The trust programme builds on the commitment to flexible long-term approaches which are led by residents.

It will see up to £200 million invested in 150 urban and rural neighbourhoods over the next ten years.

For further information call the enquiries line on 08454 102030 or visit www.biglotteryfund.org.uk.

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