Chloe Smith, the newly-elected Member of Parliament for Norwich North, was today given a tour of BIG Lottery funded project in Norwich.
Established in December 2006 the Big Lottery Fund gives out millions of pounds from the National Lottery to good causes every year. These funds go to community groups and to projects that improve health, education and the environment. The Big Lottery Funds gives close to £2 million in lottery good cause money every 24 hours, which together with other Lottery distributors means that across the UK most people are within a few miles of a Lottery-funded project.
Sites visited included the Sprowston Day Centre, the Hall School and the Sports Partnership around Norwich which encourages exercise for those over 45.
Commenting on the wealth of Lottery-funded projects around Norwich, Chloe commented:
"I was pleased to get a chance to see local projects which have benefited from cash to date. For the future, I want to see the National Lottery stick to its original purpose of supporting good causes and I'm keen to promote other deserving targets in Norwich. If people locally have ideas or projects that perhaps could be supported by the Lottery, please write to me and let me know."