Big Lottery funding welcomed for Lewes district groups

Lewes MP Norman Baker has welcomed newly announced funding for a number of local organisations from the Big Lottery Fund.

The St Peter and St James Charitable Trust has been the main local benefactor in the area, having been awarded more than £150,000. The funding will help the charity to continue to provide care and support for those living with progressive, life-limiting illnesses.

Other local organisations that benefited include: The Oyster Project, a Lewes-based charity that will use the funding to run a series of craft-based workshops for disabled people in the community; Lewes District Citizens Advice Bureau, which will use their funding to train additional volunteers; Seaford Live; Seaford WI; and The Abbeyfield Alfriston and District Society Limited.

Mr Baker said: “I am pleased to see local groups benefitting from this grant money. All the groups listed provide valuable services to the local community and with this funding this can continue.”