Barbara has welcomed news that the Big Lottery Fund will give a £1 million fund to communities in Little Hulton.
Barbara has raised the issue with the Big Lottery Fund that local organisations in Little Hulton have not received as much lottery funding as other areas in Greater Manchester.
The new funding round aims to help communities in areas like Little Hulton, which have received less Lottery funding. Funding will be made through a new Charitable Trust that will work closely with local people. The first funding will not be awarded until around October 2011 as the Big Lottery Fund estimates it will take between 12-15 months to set up the Charitable Trust. However, Barbara is pleased that Little Hulton will now receive a fairer share.
“I am pleased that, after many years, a significant amount of Big Lottery funding will be given to community organisations and projects in Little Hulton, which is set to receive at least £1 million over the next ten years to help the local community.
“I am disappointed that it will take so long for the funding to start reaching local organisations, but I am pleased that the Big Lottery Funding has taken action after I raised the previous lack of lottery funding in my constituency with them.”