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Lottery's £680,000 gifts to city
7:00am Friday 15th February 2013 in News
GOOD causes in Chelmsford received more than £680,000 funding from the National Lottery last year.
Figures released by the Lottery show 24 grants were handed out to groups and projects in the city which ran up a grand total of £680,133.
Clubs and charities which received funding included Chelmsford Gym Club, which was given £10,000 for new equipment, and Essex Mind and Spirit which also got £10,000 to help run a conference.
Another group which received grant money was the League of Friends of Broomfield Hospital, which was awarded £9,500 to pay for volunteer training, conducting surveys and developing a website.
Around 50 volunteers from the league help run two newsagents and a newspaper trolley in the hospital building along with speaking to patients on the wards.
Barbara Coupe, the group’s vice chairman, said: “We’re very grateful for the funding we received because it did prove to be a huge help.
“It enabled us to do things we would not have done before through our own funds. Each week £30million is raised for the funds.