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National Lottery

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 24 September 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sports what has been the sum given in

Table 2: Awards announced in the Wansbeck constituency
Distributing bodyRecipientProject title descriptionAward dateAward amount (£)
Heritage Lottery FundNorthumberland County CouncilWest Wylam Bridge, Tyneside Riverside Country Park, West Wylam3 April 1996157,000
National Lottery Charities BoardNorthumberland Womens AidTo improve inadequate staffing levels and provide transport23 October 1995124,742
National Lottery Charities BoardChevington Community InitiativeEncourage social cohesion by integrating disaffected youth into the community23 October 1995119,150
National Lottery Charities BoardTrinity Youth AssociationProvides leisure, recreational and educational opportunities to targeted vulnerable groups of young people11 June 1996115,809
National Lottery Charities BoardNorthumberland Federation of YMCAsPromote and develop a range of youth and community initiatives for groups of young people living in rural areas11 June 1996106,090
Arts Council of EnglandEllington Colliery BandPurchase of new instruments and equipment.16 July 199754,478
National Lottery Charities BoardSpital Estate Community Association Ltd.A community training centre for the use of all community members on the estate11 June 199647,915
National Lottery Charities BoardGeneral Access Northumberland Group (G A N G)To improve access for disabled people to the built environment17 December 199639,564

grant aid since the commencement of the National Lottery (a) in total, (b) by region and (c) in the Wansbeck constituency. [16168]

To date the National Lottery distributing bodies have announced awards worth £4.49 billion to over 30,000 projects throughout the UK. Table 1 below provides a breakdown by country and English region. Wansbeck has received awards worth over £1 million covering 31 projects; these are detailed in Table 2.Information on all Lottery awards is now available on the Department's website

Table 1: Breakdown of awards announced by value
Total £As percentage of total awards
London (Local)1368,519,4878.2
London (National)1622,407,54613.9
North West376,894,3688.4
North East232,927,7505.2
Yorkshire and Humberside283,570,9476.3
East Midlands183,698,1564.1
West Midlands314,142,3407.0
South West304,968,4726.8
South East330,806,1767.4
England wide9,938,1610.2
Northern Ireland132,105,9342.9
UK wide329,499,7047.3
Grand total4,491,481,204100.0
1 Awards to bodies based in London include many to institutions that are of national importance and are of benefit to the country as a whole. These are therefore separated from local awards in London.

Table 2: Awards announced in the Wansbeck constituency

Distributing body


Project title description

Award date

Award amount (£)

Arts Council of EnglandWansbeck's Ashington Colliery BandTo purchase instruments11 December 199638,026
Arts Council of EnglandPegswood Brass BandTo purchase instruments.21 January 199734,195
National Lottery Charities BoardWomens Health Advice CentreTo increase hours worked by womens health advice centre co-ordinator23 October 199525,013
National Lottery Charities BoardNorthumberland Federation of YMCAsTo enable vital work to continue within a deprived community23 October 199525,000
National Lottery Charities BoardContact Morpeth Mental Health GroupTo purchase a caravan to use a permanent respite holiday facility for people with mental health problems and their carers17 December 199622,620
English sports CouncilNorthumberland CCTo upgrade the sports hall at Hirst High School, Ashington and to provide a district centre of excellence for cricket6 June 199513,400
English Sports CouncilCambois Amateur Rowing ClubPurchase of rowing equipment11 September 199713,194
National Lottery Charities BoardAbuse Counselling and TrainingProvides office and travel costs for the expansion of a counselling service for abused young people 11 June 199610,000
Heritage Lottery FundCastle Morpeth Borough CouncilMorpeth, Carlisle Park, feasibility study12 December 19969,000
National Lottery Charities BoardAccess to the Working CountrysideProviding access to the working countryside of North East England23 October 19957,250
National Lottery Charities BoardWelfare Crescent Residents AssociationTo improve living conditions/community facilities for local tenants23 October 19956,000
Arts Council of EnglandNum Northumberland AreaMiners picnic-Northumberland Coalfield visual art project19 March 19975,000
Arts Council of EnglandBothal Church Development GroupBothal church arts project11 June 19975,000
Arts Council of EnglandWansbeck Youth Concert BandIn tune with youth11 June 19975,000
National Lottery Charities BoardB. Ware (Blyth Women are …)To support women who are lone parents, on low income and victims of abuse1 July 19974,992
National Lottery Charities BoardCambois Camera ClubTo establish a club in a premises also used as a day centre for older people from Blyth as part of Age Concern13 May 19974,879
National Lottery Charities BoardCastle Morpeth MediationTo provide a dispute resolution service led by victim support1 July 19974,800
Arts Council of EnglandQuadro ArianoQuadro Adriano: ome and away11 June 19974,790
Arts Council of EnglandTrinity Youth AssociationSchools out (summer programme)11 June 19974,680
National Lottery Charities BoardBedlingtonshire Community High School P.T.A.To provide equipment for the Duke of Edinburgh scheme1 July 19973,629
National Lottery Charities BoardNorthumberland Hospital RadioTo provide a training resource for volunteers13 May 19972,763
Arts Council of EnglandThe Mid-Northumberland ChorusChorus development project11 June 19972,000
Arts Council of EnglandBlyth Town bandBlyth Town band residential training weekend11 June 1997 31 awards1,264
Total31 awards1,017,243