Two Rossendale Schools Scoop Big Lottery Funding

Published January 23, 2017 at 10:39

The two schools are amongst more than 500 projects that are sharing over £18m in funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

Almost twenty thousand pounds is set to be invested in Rossendale as two local schools are successful in their Big Lottery Fund bids.

Bacup St Saviour’s Community Primary School have been awarded £9,697 for their Forest Adventurers project. This project will build a forest adventure trail with areas dedicated to outdoor activities, such as a fire pit, camp and den-making area. This will encourage children to live a healthier lifestyle by promoting physical outdoor activity.

St. James the Less RC Primary School Parent, Priest & Teachers Association has been awarded £9,992 for their Great Outdoors project. This project will develop a piece of land within the school grounds that will provide an outdoor play area for children, in order to encourage social interaction.

James Harcourt, Big Lottery Fund Deputy Director of Responsive Programmes, said;

“It’s great to see so many projects up and down the country bringing a positive change to their communities. Thanks to the National Lottery players, the funding announced today will support people to overcome barriers, learn new skills and improve their lives for the future.”

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