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Coin Street Centre Trust is calling on local people to help them secure £70,000 of National Lottery funding by voting for them in this year’s The People’s Projects.
Based in Lambeth, London, Coin Street Centre Trust is one of five groups in the ITV Region in the running for a share of almost £250,000 of funding. If successful, they will use the money to launch Sport for Futures, a life-changing sports, wellbeing and life skills programme for local young people.
The People’s Projects not only delivers vital grants to the heart of UK communities, but also raises awareness of the incredible work of the 95 shortlisted community groups vying for your vote. Back after a 3-year break, The National Lottery Community Fund, ITV, UTV and the Sunday Mail (in Scotland) have teamed up to give the public a chance to decide how National Lottery funding should be put to good use in their local area.
In each region, the three projects with the most public votes will receive grants of up to £70,000. This funding will help make a real difference to people’s lives, particularly in these difficult times. The runner’s up in each region will be offered up to £10,000 towards their project, bringing the total funding up for grabs for communities across the UK to over £4 million.
To be in with a chance of winning, they are calling on viewers to support their bid. Voting opens at 9am on Monday 15 May.
On Thursday 18 May, Coin Street Centre Trust will showcase Sport for Futures, on ITV regional news at 6pm.
David Hopkins, Director of Community, at Coin Street said: “The People’s Projects has given us an amazing opportunity to raise awareness and support for our work and, with your help, secure this additional much-needed funding. If we win, our project will make a real difference to our community by allowing more young people in the area to get involved with sports and fitness, including girls and young women, focus on their wellbeing and develop important life skills. We now need local people to get behind us, to show their support and vote.”
David Knott, Chief Executive of The National Lottery Community Fund, said: “The People’s Projects delivers much-needed funding to the heart of communities and showcases the incredible efforts of hard-working projects across the UK. The short-listed groups are truly inspirational, each delivering life-changing support to their community in different ways. It is now time for the public to have their say in how vital National Lottery funding is used in their area to make a difference to people’s lives, particularly in these challenging times.”
Since it started in 2005, The People’s Projects has awarded around £45 million to over 1,000 good causes.
Voting closes at noon on Friday 26 May 2023.
People can vote only once per region and will need an email address or mobile number to vote*. To support Sport for Futures visit https://www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk/projects/view/sport-for-futures
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National Lottery players raise over £30 million each week across the UK for good causes.
Last year The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, awarded over half a billion pounds (£579.8m) of life-changing funding to communities across the UK, supporting over 14,500 projects. Over the last three years, its funding has reached every constituency and every local authority in the UK.
To find out more visit www.TNLCommunityFund.org.uk
About The National Lottery and The People’s Projects
*For those unable to vote using an email address or mobile number, please email Fundraising at Coin Street directly for a pre-paid postcard vote.
For more information on voting, please contact the freephone number 0800 197 8610.