Thirteen community groups have benefitted from our Community Lottery Scheme (opens in a new window).
The organisations ranging from drama groups to breakfast clubs and sports teams to older people’s organisations all received a cheque for £250 to help them with running costs, organise outings or purchase equipment.
The money has been raised throughout the year from ticket sales and any group that is registered as a good cause with the lottery scheme can automatically apply for a small grant worth £250 from the ‘Central Fund’.
Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, Councillor Mary Dooley said, “The whole point of the lottery scheme is to help local groups, organisations and charities in Bolsover District.
“We know times are tough for local groups to raise money or put on activities for their members, so together with our councillor grant scheme we want to do everything we possibly can to help them, and this is just another way of us giving something back to them for all their hard work throughout the year.”
The groups who received the cash are Creswell Model Village Neighbourhood and Friends, Castle View Cricket Club, 4th Bolsover Scout Group, Creswell Breakfast Club, Bolsover Mental Health Carers Support Group, The Langwith Society, Crags Media Ltd, Helping Hands Club, The Tom Henson Charity, Bolsover Drama Group, Newton Carnival Team, Junction Arts and Barlborough and Clowne WI.