BIG LOTTERY event a Great Success!

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Pictured from left to right, Jose Beech, Stephna Davis-Watts, Holly Hoar

The External Projects Team hosted a BIG Lottery funding event on Wednesday in the Ashley building. Over 40 people from different organisations attended to hear Stephna from the BIG Lottery talk about the “Reaching Communities” (RC) fund. 

RC funds projects for 1-5 years with a clear community benefit, the fund has a 30% success rate and is prioritising a number of geographical locations in Staffordshire, including Tamworth, Newcastle-u-Lyme and East Staffs. Awards range from £10k to £500k. The four outcomes of the BIG Lottery Fund are:

  • People have better chances in life
  • Stronger communities
  • Improved rural and urban environments
  • Healthier and more active people and communities 

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If you would like a copy of the slides or would like more information on opportunities to work in partnership please email the team at


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