Community groups benefit from new council lottery scheme

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Thu 16th November 2023

A total of 13 community groups in Derbyshire have benefitted from a new lottery scheme which has been set up by a council.
The new Bolsover District Council’s Community Lottery Scheme has been set up to fundraise for groups across the district.
The organisations which have benefitted from the initiative lately range from drama groups to breakfast clubs and sports teams to older people’s organisations.
They have each received a cheque for £250 to help them with running costs, organise outings or purchase equipment.
The money has been raised throughout the year from lottery ticket sales and any group that is registered as a good cause with the lottery scheme can automatically apply for a small grant worth £250 from the ‘Central Fund.’
Bolsover District Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, councillor Mary Dooley, said: “The whole point of the lottery scheme is to help local groups, organisations and charities in Bolsover district.
“We know times are tough for local groups to raise money or put on activities for their members, so together with our councillor grant scheme we want to do everything we possibly can to help them, and this is just another way of us giving something back to them for all their hard work throughout the year.”
The groups which received the latest lottery cash are: Creswell Model Village Neighbourhood and Friends, Castle View Cricket Club, 4th Bolsover Scout Group, Creswell Breakfast Club, Bolsover Mental Health Carers Support Group, The Langwith Society, Crags Media Ltd, Helping Hands Club, The Tom Henson Charity, Bolsover Drama Group, Newton Carnival Team, Junction Arts and Barlborough & Clowne WI.
To find our more about the council’s lottery, go to https://bolsover.gov.uk/c/227-community-lottery