Local Groups Benefiting from Big Lottery Funding

Community groups and charitable causes in Wrexham are reaping the benefits of lottery funding.

The Big Lottery Fund is the largest community funder in the UK and since February 2017, Wrexham-based organisations have shared over £11,000.

Most of the Big Lottery grants support local charities run by volunteers and Wrexham’s Assembly Member, Lesley Griffiths, is hoping even more organisations apply for funding in future.

She said: “Big Lottery funding has had a positive impact in Wrexham in recent years.  Hundreds of thousands of pounds have been secured for local causes and I hope even more groups and organisations will be able to benefit in future.”

In total, 3 projects have received Big Lottery funding in the past few months via the ‘Awards for All’ category – The Moneypenny Foundation, Wrexham Glyndwr Students’ Union and Envy Morris Dancing Troupe.

Big Lottery will also be shortly relaunching the small and large grants programme with a focus on people-led community projects.

‘Awards for All’ will be increasing the maximum grants size to £10,000, with a quicker application process of 3 months and a widened scope of community, health, educational and environmental projects.

‘People & Places’ will be offering grants of between £10,001 and £500,000, and focusing on spreading funds across the lengths and breadth of Wales through simple and quicker applications of between 3 and 8 months (down from 12 months).