Rushden outdoor gym project to receive share of £2.3m Lottery grant

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A project which will give people access to free gym equipment in Rushden has received over £8,000 from the National Lottery.

Residents will benefit from the application made by Highham Ferrers Town Council for £8,018 to install outdoor gym equipment at the Saffron Road Recreation Ground. Local people will be able to access the free gym equipment all year round.

The project is among 78 projects in the East Midlands to receive part of a £2.3 million pot of money.

Re:store Northampton has also received £10,000 to provide families who are facing food poverty help to budget to feed themselves plus support with menu planning, nutrition and new cookery skills.

Lyn Cole, Big Lottery Fund, England grant making director, said: “Whether it is supporting young families to have outdoor fun together or providing people with learning disabilities with access to specialist equipment, these projects will make a huge difference to the lives of many. These projects are excellent examples of people working together to help others in their community including supporting them to attain the skills they need to realise their potential.”

The awards have been made through the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All and Reaching Communities programmes. Awards for All provides grants between £300 and £10,000 to voluntary and community organisations and Reaching Communities awards larger grants of £10,000 and above for more long-term projects.

Since the National Lottery began in 1994, £34 billion has been raised and more than 450,000 grants awarded.

 

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