Maria Miller, MP for Basingstoke has welcomed the Big Lottery Fund award of £19,882 to 2 projects in Basingstoke.

The funding will enable St Gabriel's Church to improve support groups within the community and increase community activities and Muffins Dream Foundation will offer children with disabilities of life-limiting illnesses, and their families, a range of specially adapted activities to reduce isolation and improve well-being.

Maria said, “Local organisation such as St Gabriel’s and Muffins Dream Foundation provide invaluable support to our local community. I am delighted that this funding will enable both of the charities to offer even more services to Basingstoke constituents.”

If you are looking for funding for your community project, consider applying for the following grant programmes:

National Lottery Awards for All offers funding of up to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities. If you are a voluntary or community organisation, a school or a statutory body – you can apply for funding so you can make something amazing happen.

Reaching Communities provides funding between £10,000 and £500,000 for voluntary or community groups. The most important thing when applying for funding is telling us about your ideas to make positive changes in your community.

Please contact the Big Advice Line to discuss your project idea on 0345 4 10 20 30.  Additional guidance is available here and you can register your interest to attend a live online funding workshop,here. You can also find out more about other sources of Lottery Good Cause funding, including grants for arts, heritage and sports projects,here