Lewes MP delighted as Lottery Funding secured for children and young people local projects

Maria Caulfield, MP for Lewes, was delighted to hear the recent announcement from the Big Lottery Fund to financially support 3 Lewes projects.

Thanks to the National Lottery a total of £513,966 will be split between the local projects aimed to improve the life of children and young people.

This includes money to improve the children’s play area at East Dean & Friston, where new play equipment will be purchased and installed. The second organisation that will receive money is Patina (Parents and Teachers in the Arts) for their project Moving on 2018, which will be a series of arts workshops in local schools where they will create sculptures and costumes to feature as part of a local carnival.

Finally there will be money for Newhaven Young People’s Centre - a safe space for young people to develop their skills, confidence and to lead healthier lives, in an environment that they can consider their own. This will include increased support, advice, information and peer-to-peer support and a range of social and life skill services and activities.

Maria Caulfield MP said “I would like to thank the National Lottery for helping projects in my area. They have a fantastic reputation for funding all sorts of good causes and I am glad that they have chosen to focus on young people and children.”

“We should certainly encourage creativity and adventure, along with equipping children and young people to pursue interests and receive general support. The funding here will certainly enrich local lives.”