National Lottery Funding for Angus

A “routes to funding” session to advise charities and community groups on gaining lottery funding will take place in Angus next month.

Organised by local MP Kirstene Hair, the National Lottery Funding event will take place in St Andrew’s Church Hall, Arbroath on February 22.

A representative from the lottery will advise attendees on the best routes for funding for their charities, and what they can do to improve their chances of success.

Ms Hair said:

“Many Angus groups benefited from several awards from the National Lottery last year, but many organisations are not aware of the funding that is available to support their great work”

“I thought it was important to help local groups by providing as much information as possible, for applications going forward.

“I’d like to thank the Big Lottery Fund for their eagerness to visit Angus, to hear about all the good causes we have here.”

Scottish Conservative Ms Hair raised the recent successes of Angus charities and community groups in Westminster.

She asked the Leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, about the importance of lottery funding to community groups.

Mrs Leadsom said:

“Last year, the Big Lottery Fund distributed more than 11,000 grants across the UK including, in her constituency of Angus, to charities as diverse as HOPE organic garden, Keptie Friends, the Brechin Photographic Society, the Forfar Musical Society and Strathmore rugby football club - congratulations to all of them.”