Trinity Sailing Foundation Awarded Lottery Funding
The Trinity Sailing Foundation has been awarded £10,000 in National Lottery Funding.
The money, raised by players for good causes, is being distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund. The sailing charity, which takes hundreds of disadvantaged young people to sea each year, is one of 114 Devon community organisations who were awarded a total of £2.6 million in National Lottery funding.
Development Manager Sara Caselton-Bone said: “We are incredibly grateful for the funding which will be used to provide sailing courses for young people at risk of educational exclusion, many of which are from our local community, in order to help them build skills and self-esteem.”
James Harcourt, England Grant-Making Director at The National Lottery Community Fund, said: “Thanks to National Lottery players we are able to support more projects addressing loneliness and social isolation than any other funder in the UK. We’re delighted that many of the projects we have funded this quarter are focussed on bringing communities together, enabling people to make new connections and empowering their communities to thrive. With their ideas, knowledge and passion, this money changes lives.”
Devon’s community groups aren’t alone in being awarded lottery money – the South West as a whole is receiving more than £8.5 million, which is being distributed across 352 community projects and organisations.
The National Lottery Community Fund is responsible for giving out money raised by National Lottery players for good causes. Last year it awarded over half a billion pounds (508.5 million) and supported over 11,000 projects across the UK for health, education, environment and charitable purposes.