City reaps rewards of lotto cash with £1.2 million boost

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Lottery-backed projects in Lancaster could win more cash by putting themselves forward for an award.

The National Lottery ploughed £1.2m of funding into the district last year, latest figures show.

And now it wants recipients to show how they have used it - with the best examples securing £2,000 at a BBC televised ceremony later in the year.

Across Lancaster, 36 grants were awarded to local arts, sport and community groups, including Lancaster Cricket and Sports Club getting £20,000 to refurbish its clubhouse and the Fairfield Association winning nearly £97,000 to conserve natural and historic heritage.

Organisations which have received funding can enter the National Lottery Awards.

John Barrowman, presenter of last year’s National Lottery Awards show, said: “Everyone in Lancaster who plays the National Lottery should be proud of the difference their money is making in the local community.”

Visit or call 0207 293 3599 before March 12 to enter.