The Big Lottery Fund is the biggest community funder in the UK. They are responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by the National Lottery and fund 13,000 projects every year. Most of their grants are small – £10,000 or less – but they transform communities and change millions of lives every year. Since June 2004 they have awarded over £9 billion to projects that make a difference to people and communities in need, from early years intervention to supporting older people facing isolation.

It has recently been announced that the Chadwell Heath Community Centre is to receive a £10,000 donation as part of the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All programme.

The remarkable donation will be used to purchase furniture and equipment, and will go towards ensuring that residents have access to a wide range of varied activities and events when the new centre opens in September.

The First Big Local Community Forum Reception for the North Meets South Big Local Area will take place on Wednesday 26th February at 7.30pm at the Marks Gate Community Centre. For more details click HERE 

This event is targeted at local volunteers, community based businesses and tenant groups. If you would like to attend the event please contact Sian Penner Sian.penner@googlemail.com