Local projects hit Lottery jackpot

By GEM Staff Reporter in Charity

New figures show that more than £1.1 million of National Lottery funding was awarded across Bridgend and the Vale last year.

A total of 158 grants were handed out tom a wide variety of local projects, including: £4,816 to Bridgend’s Hospital Radio to buy a new broadcasting system, fund a radio license and broadcasting equipment, to improve the quality of broadcasting for patients and staff at Princess of Wales Hospital.

• £1,310 went to Barry Rugby Football Club Minis and Juniors to attract and develop new young rugby players, and to continue to improve current club members.

• £5,000 helped Wenvoe village hall replace the kitchen and improve facilities.

National Lottery Awards winners receive a £3,000 cash prize and national recognition at a ceremony broadcast on BBC One later in the year.

To nominate your favourite project in this year’s National Lottery Awards, tweet @LottoGoodCauses with your suggestions or call 0207 293 3329 to find out more and to enter. Entries must be received by midnight on April 7.

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