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Community Lottery raises money for local groups and positive projects

More than £4,400 has been awarded to local community groups across the borough through the Havant Borough Community Fund.

The money, from the community fund pot, has been raised throughout the year via ticket sales from the community lottery.

Weekly tickets cost £1. From each ticket sold, 50p goes straight back to the good cause and 10p goes into the community fund pot, which local groups can apply to for small grants to support their work.

Havant Borough Council is now looking for more good causes to sign themselves up to the lottery so they can take advantage of this exciting way to fundraise.

Councillor Alex Rennie, Cabinet Lead for Communications and Communities, said: “If you are a good cause in Havant borough, I would really encourage you to sign up. It’s completely free to be a part of, with no costs or admin fees.

“It’s a fun and effective way to fundraise, so our amazing charities and community projects in the borough can continue to provide important services, while our residents can play along and win prizes.”

The theme for this round of community fund applications was “Positive Projects - life after lockdown”.

Councillors Alex Rennie and Leah Turner awarded funds to the following:

Leigh Park Amateur Boxing Club - £1,500

The money will fund a new website, marketing materials, decorating the gym, affiliation fees for boxers and coaches and some funds will go towards a new carpet.

Cowplain Bowling Club - £1,500

The funds will go towards a new visitor pavilion with changing rooms and seating.

MHA Communities Portsmouth and Havant - £1,439.84

The money will pay for 16 tablets that older people in the borough can borrow so they can access online activities such as exercise, storytelling, tea and chat and crafts. They will also be able to do their shopping online and keep in contact with friends and family.

To find out more, sign up as a good cause or buy a lottery ticket, go to the Havant Borough Community Lottery website.

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