The money comes from a £200m scheme called Big Local, which aims to give communities a leading role in making decisions about how to improve their area and tackle local problems. The communities selected to receive the £1m Lottery funding have a history of difficulty in getting support and funding – from the Lottery and elsewhere – and may face a range of issues, for example, the decline of local industry, high unemployment or low average wages, or a pressing need for new support services or activities.
Residents will also benefit from a range of support, training and networking opportunities to enable them to make best use of their funding.
Mr Evennett said “I am pleased that my constituents in Slade Green will be part of this important scheme, which represents a significant investment in a community that has often missed out on lottery support. I encourage as many local residents as possible get involved and make sure their views are heard.”