Tang Hall Gets £1 Million Lottery Funding
6:00am 10th December 2012
They say the odds of winning the Lottery are slim, but Tang Hall in York is being awarded at least £1 million by the Big Lottery Fund to help improve the community.
Tang Hall has been named by the Big Lottery Fund as one of the ‘forgotten’ pockets of the country set to be transformed through The Big Local Programme which will allocate at least £1 million of Lottery funding to 150 needy areas.
The programme is say the Lottery, their largest community-led regeneration project as it’ll be the residents who decide how the money should be spent to improve their area over the next decade.
They add that Tang Hall has been targeted by the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) as having been overlooked for funding and investment in the past and has been chosen this time as it is the top 10% most deprived areas in the country. They also add that the unemployment rate is above the York average and it’s estimated that 25% of children living in the wider ward are in poverty.
The Big Lottery Fund say residents must come together to do the best they can with their £1 million, which can be used on anything from training and employment schemes, to tackling anti-social behaviour, creating new community facilities or providing more activities for young people.
They add that as well as funding for improvements, each area will receive training and support from Local Trust – an organisation set up to deliver Big Local – to help residents spend the funding and increase their confidence, skills and know-how so they are better able to come together to make positive changes in their areas in future.
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