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The Midlands receives over £1,000,000 from lottery funding

Earlier this month the hunt was on to find the winner of an unclaimed £1million lottery ticket in Leicester Photo: ITV Central

More than 160 projects and good causes in the Midlands have been awarded a share of £1,000,000 in the latest round of lottery funding.

In total 166 projects have shared the money from the Big Lottery Fund's Awards For All scheme.

Projects in the West Midlands to be awarded funding include Redhill Primary School in Cannock Chase which received £9,515.

Ounsdale High School in Wolverhampton received £9,689 to celebrate London 2012 and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with a series of themed events, while A Different Beat project in Hereford was awarded £9,450 to run music workshops.

Other projects to receive funding include Grove Road Social Centre in Birmingham which was awarded £10,000 to provide social and recreational activities for vunerable residents living in sheltered housing.

Big Lottery Fund head of the West Midlands region John Taylor said

"2012 is an important year for the UK, and it's great to see the benefit of London 2012 and Queen's Diamond Jubilee being felt outside of London. Big Lottery Fund is proud to support these projects and all of the others working to improve the lives of those most in need."

– Big Lottery Fund head of the West Midlands region John Taylor

Projects in the East Midlands to be awarded funding include Newark Sustrans Rangers in Lincolnshire, which secured £4,972 to run art workshops to bring together young people from both sides of the River Trent.

The Community Coffee Shop in Leicestershire received £10,000 to run an apprenticeship scheme for unemployed young people, while the Tuxford Academy in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, will use £9,505 to create a sensory garden for pupils with special needs and people in the community.

A total of £6,327,183 will be shared across the UK among 796 projects, this will allow the school to run 'out of schools hours activity sessions' for young people, tackling low levels of physical activity.