Good causes can apply for more funds through the Havant Borough Community Lottery

Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Registered good causes of the Havant Borough Community Lottery can now apply for even more money to support local residents.

The twice-yearly grant, generated through ticket sales, has been increased by £500, meaning local causes can receive up to £2,000 to help run larger projects, services or activities for the benefit of the community.

Since the Havant Borough Community Lottery started in 2018 more than £179,000 has been raised, helping 105 registered good causes in the borough. These grants have helped fund:

  • IT equipment for socially isolated residents in Havant
  • a pavilion re-vamp at Cowplain Bowls Club
  • pool hire for children and adult swimming championships in Waterlooville
  • a defibrillator for Leigh Park Bowls Club
  • equipment for the Heart of Hayling Boxing Academy
  • kitchen equipment for Bedhampton Bowls Club
  • counselling sessions for school children in Emsworth

Councillor Gwen Robinson, Cabinet lead for Affordable Housing, Communities and CIL, said; “All of our registered good causes play a key role in supporting the needs of people in the community by providing services and activities that support local communities across the borough.

“The Community Fund has a flexible and simple approach to encourage a wide range of innovative and creative proposals.  By increasing the amount we grant to these organisations it will in turn assist them to enrich and help the lives of so many local people.”

Each application is assessed and reviewed by a panel of community representatives and local Councillors.

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