North Somerset school and council awarded chunk of £5million pot

PUBLISHED: 15:00 20 July 2017


A primary school and parish council have been awarded more than £8,000 each to put towards community projects they believe will benefit children.

Northleaze Primary School, in Long Ashton, secured a staggering £8,824 from the National Lottery to build an outdoor shelter for its students.

The funding will help provide the children with a space for outdoor learning activities.

Wrington Parish Council also bid for a chunk of the £5million pot.

It received £8,500 to fund the replacement of a community playground roundabout.

In its bid, the council said: “The work will encourage children to play outdoors and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.”

England grant making director for the Big Lottery Fund, James Harcourt, said: “It is when you hear about projects like these that you realise the incredible impact the funding has had on communities across England.

“It really is life-changing.”

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