East Suffolk One
The community group – Bungay Community Support – are looking to local people to help their bid for thousands of pounds of funding.
The Bungay bid is one of five from across the East of England region looking for votes from the National Lottery’s ‘People’s Projects’.
If successful, funds will go towards helping volunteer teams and secure the town centre project’s future.
You can vote for the Bungay Community Support by going The People’s Project website here.
The People’s Projects not only delivers vital grants to the heart of UK communities, but also raises awareness of the incredible work of the 95 shortlisted community groups vying
for your vote. Back after a 3-year break, The National Lottery Community Fund, ITV, UTV and the Sunday Mail (in Scotland) have teamed up to give the public a chance to decide
how National Lottery funding should be put to good use in their local area.
Sue Collins, volunteer and BCS chair of trustees, said: “The People’s Projects has given us an amazing opportunity to raise awareness and support for our work and, with your
help, secure this additional much-needed funding. If we win, our project will make a real difference to our local community by securing a much needed one-stop-shop where
residents can access in the heart of the town anything from fresh food at discounted cost; speak to a Citizens Advice Counsellor; attend a leisure class; exchange baby clothes, or
participate in DWP Job Club. Or perhaps, just being a safe place to pop in for a cup of tea and a bit of a chat. It will be a centre responsive to the changing needs of the community
because it will be run by the community for the community. We now need local people to get behind us, to show their support and vote.”
David Knott, Chief Executive of The National Lottery Community Fund, said: “The People’s Projects delivers much-needed funding to the heart of communities and
showcases the incredible efforts of hard-working projects across the UK. The short-listed groups are truly inspirational, each delivering life-changing support to their community in
different ways. It is now time for the public to have their say in how vital National Lottery funding is used in their area to make a difference to people’s lives, particularly in these
Since it started in 2005, The People’s Projects has awarded around £45 million to over 1,000 good causes. Voting closes at noon on Friday 26 May 2023.
Written by: John
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