Nominate a project for lottery award

PUBLISHED: 12:00 28 February 2015

St Peter's Church, Portishead. Members of bell-ringers team.

St Peter's Church, Portishead. Members of bell-ringers team.


LOTTERY-FUNDED projects in North Somerset could win extra cash if they are entered into the 2015 National Lottery Awards.

Supporters of schemes which have received a financial boost from the lottery are being encouraged to enter them and be in with a chance of gaining national recognition for their achievements.

Among the groups and projects given cash in North Somerset last year were Portishead Bell-Ringers (pictured), which are based at St Peter’s Church and were given £569 to pay for a bell simulator to enable them to practice without disturbing the public.

Other schemes given funding included £800,000 for the repair and revamp of Clevedon’s Marine Lake, £10,000 for a new play area at Greenslade Preschool in Nailsea and £10,000 for Penny Brohn Cancer Care in Pill.

Grants given out in 2014 also included £10,000 to the Tickenham Village Field management committee to build a new play area in the village and also £10,000 to St Mary the Virgin Church in Portbury to rebuild an unsafe churchyard wall.

These projects, or any organisation that has ever received Lottery funding in the area, can be entered in the National Lottery Awards 2015.

John Barrowman, presenter of last year’s awards show, said: “The National Lottery Awards offer a chance to celebrate the fantastic work of Lottery-funded projects. If you know of a great project that deserves to shine, then please nominate them for an award.”

Award winners will receive a £2,000 cash prize and national recognition at a star-studded ceremony broadcast on BBC One later this year.

To nominate or enter a project visit or call 02072 933599 to find out more. Entries must be received by midnight on March 25.

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