Ten North East projects awarded Lottery cash

Ten projects in the North East have received a share of £88,028 awarded by the Big Lottery Fund.

The organisations have secured grants ranging from £300 to £10,000 through Awards For All funding.

Witton Gilbert Primary School in County Durham received £10,000 to install play equipment in the school grounds.

Show Racism The Red Card will spend its £3,970 award on workshops for young people in the region to enable them to have a DNA world match test carried out, to identify their ancestry.

Northern Butterflies, in Tynemouth will use £9,390 to deliver a series of arts sessions to a wide variety of community groups.

Funding was also approved for:

  • North East Dance Community Interest Company in Sunderland
  • Community Link North Tyneside CIC
  • Aapna Services in Middlesbrough
  • Women's Institute Middleton St George
  • Durham Gilesgate Primary School
  • The Cornforth Partnership
  • Horden Youth and Community Centre

"Even small amounts of Lottery good cause cash can have a huge impact on local communities and the lives of those who live in them. It's fantastic to see such a variety of community projects and I wish them all the very best for the months ahead."

– Alison Rowe, Big Lottery Fund spokeswoman