“Big Lottery Making a Big Difference in Wrexham” says AM

Several local community groups and charitable causes are reaping the benefits of lottery funding.

The Big Lottery Fund is the largest community funder in the UK and since the end of September 2016, Wrexham-based organisations have shared over £52,000.

Most of the Big Lottery grants support local charities run by volunteers and Wrexham AM Lesley Griffiths is hoping even more local organisation can apply for funding in the future.

She said:  “Big Lottery funding has had a positive impact in Wrexham, with hundreds of thousands of pounds being secured for local causes in recent years.”

“Whether the grant is for £500 or £5m, the Big Lottery funding is used by communities to run projects led by local people.  I hope even more groups and organisations will be able to benefit in future and if anyone would like to receive further information, please feel free to contact me for assistance.”

In total, 17 local projects have received Big Lottery funding within the last six months.  Community projects in Garden Village, Gwersyllt, Gresford and Marford have all benefited from the latest round of funding, as well as the Racecourse Community Foundation, Wrexham Glyndwr Students’ Union and the Multiple Sclerosis Society Wrexham & District Branch.

Further information about the Big Lottery can be found at www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/wales