Grant Award from National Lottery

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We’re excited today to reveal our recent, amazing fundraising news. Now permitted to share online, we can reveal we were awarded a whopping £5,500 a few weeks ago for Blantyre Gala Weekend courtesy of ‘National Lottery Awards for All award’!

The National Lottery Community Fund are celebrating all the awards they made later this week and as we countdown to our funded event on Thu 13th – Sat 16th June in Blantyre, our sincere thanks are offered. This grant meant that the gala could go forward on the scale planned and once again ensures that entry for everybody remains free with a large proportion of the costs of hosting the event, now covered.

The Summer Gala costs a five figure sum to host each year and the timely receipt of this grant helped massively, removing much of the pressure from our small group of volunteers.

We’re sure you’ll join us in thanking the National Lottery Community Fund for their consideration and decision. Fundraising now complete for the summer, may we also take this opportunity to thank all fellow committee members for their incredible fundraising efforts this last year. Applying for funding is no easy task. It usually involves many documents to be completed and a lot of supportive information, not always at hand. It’s through their hard work and passion for bringing the whole community together that special events like this are able to take place.

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