MP David Mundell welcomed representatives from voluntary organisations and good causes from across his constituency to an event with Big Lottery Fund last week.
Mr Mundell asked representatives from the Big Lottery Fund to come to his constituency and give a presentation to raise awareness about funding available.
Commenting after the event Mr Mundell said – “I am a strong believer in voluntary action. Volunteers and community groups benefit their local areas whether by giving a spare hour or by coming to a local coffee morning. I think voluntary organisations deserve as much support as possible, which is why I was keen to organise this event today.”
The Big Lottery Fund have already supported some groups in his constituency (Peebles High School, Moffat Community Woodland and Eastriggs and Gretna Heritage group) but the local MP wanted to raise awareness about what is available to voluntary organisations.
Last year Big Lottery Fund distributed around £670 million across the UK. Every time a lottery ticket is bought, just over 11 pence goes to community groups and projects that support health and education as well as environmental and charitable purposes.
Mr Mundell said after the event – “I was pleased to organise this event. I wanted to thank Cath Logan and Andrew Lindsay from the Big Lottery Fund for coming down, but also to everybody who took time out to come to the event.”
Mr Mundell is already looking to organise another event next year. If you would like to come to next year’s Big Lottery Fund roadshow, and want to make sure that you get an invite, then get in touch with his office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the Big Lottery Fund, what funding is available and guidance on applying for funding, go to:https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/funding/funding-guidance