£1m Lottery Cash On Its Way

At least £1m of Lottery cash is going to be given to Luton's Farley Hill area, to help improve the community.

Farley Hill's been named as one of the ‘forgotten’ pockets of the country set to be transformed through The Big Local Programme which will allocate at least £1 million of Lottery funding to 150 needy areas.

The programme is the National Lottery’s largest community-led regeneration project, and it will be local people who will decide how the money should be spent to improve their area over the next decade.

The Big Lottery Fund say Farley Hill has been previously overlooked for funding and investment.  The area's been chosen this time because it suffers from high levels of deprivation, low life expectancy and high teenage pregnancy rates.

Local people will have to come together to do the best they can with their £1 million, which can be used on anything from training and employment schemes, to tackling anti-social behaviour, creating new community facilities or providing more activities for young people.

Big Lottery Fund press release

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Simon Beale

1am - 4am

Email the show

Text 'HEART' to 82122

Simon Beale

On TV: Love Songs: Guess The Year!

12am - 3am

Watch heart TV

  • Keane Somewhere Only We Know

    Now

    iTunes

  • Roxette It Must Have Been Love

    01:59

    iTunes

  • John Legend All Of Me

    01:55

    iTunes

  • Lady Antebellum Need You Now

    01:50

    iTunes

Heart VIP

Local

Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Follow Heart on Twitter