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Cast your votes for £250k lottery cash
VOTING is underway as 17 worthy East Lancashire causes compete for a share of £250,000 of lottery cash.
In June, the Lancashire Telegraph invited grant applications after revealing that we had teamed up with the Big Lottery Fund to give out money across the newspaper’s readership area.
Almost 70 organisations applied for grants from the Lancashire Telegraph Community Cash Awards of between £10,000 and £30,000, and a shortlist of 17 has been drawn up.
For the rest of this week, readers will have the chance to vote for their favourite project, which will be profiled each day until the end of the week.
To vote, readers must follow instructions and use the form in the paper.
The form will be printed each night until Saturday.
Once the votes are counted, successful groups selected to receive Lancashire Telegraph Community Cash Awards will be revealed during the week beginning September 30.
* St Mary’s CE Primary School, Rawtenstall (number 11) has applied for £18,160 to establish an outdoor parent and toddler group within a woodland area of the school.
The initiative will give opportunities for pre-school children to engage with nature, wildlife and the outdoors, new parents to bond with their children through activities and new parents to make new bonds within their communities.
The group will be run in six-session programmes, giving an opportunity for children and parents to attend a series of sessions which would help ongoing development.
Two programmes of sessions per half term will see a total of 12 sessions.
Activities will revolve around natural play and give opportunities for parents and children to experience the benefits.
* The Alltogether Social Trust (number 12) has applied for £15,380 to set up ‘The Helping Hands Project’.
The project will provide individual one-hour complementary and relaxation therapies for children and young adults up to the age of 25 with disabilities and/or acute or chronic stress and also to their parents or carers and siblings who experience additional stresses.
It will also provide gentle touch and relaxation workshops for parents and carers, empowering them with knowledge, learning techniques and confidence as well as improving self-esteem and family cohesion.
The project will provide relaxation and stress relief strategies for the whole family.
There will also be three disability awareness therapy workshops to complementary therapy degree level students to help with the project.
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