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Essex: Projects Share Lottery Funding
More than 60 projects and good causes across East Anglia have been awarded a share of £470,000 in the latest round of lottery funding.
In total, 68 projects in the region have shared the money from the Big Lottery Fund's (Big) Awards For All scheme. They are among 796 projects across the country which will share a total of £6,327,183.
Projects in East Anglia to be awarded funding include Youth Unbranded CIC in Stevenage which received £9,280 to provide holiday activities to deaf young people.
Norfolk Disabled Parents Alliance will use its £9,920 grant to create a video to be screened on the group's website, while Braintree Emergency Night Shelter, in Essex, received £6,020 to deliver educational and training courses to people at their homeless shelter.
Others to receive funding include Autism Anglia, in Colchester, which received £1,640; Dunstable and District Aphasia Self Help Speakability Group in Luton, which was awarded £5,000; Higher Aims Foundation in Thurrock; Broadfield Primary School in Hemel Hempstead; and St John the Baptist Church PCC in Cambridgeshire, which each received £10,000; and 1st Debenham Scout Group in Suffolk was awarded £9,999.
Sara Betsworth, Big Lottery Fund's head of the East of England region, said: "It's fantastic news for community groups in the East of England with such a broad array of projects receiving funding. These grants will help so many people, such as those with disabilities, unemployed people and those who are recovering from stroke, and I am really pleased that our Awards For All funding continues to reach all corners of the region.''
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