Lottery funding boost for High Peak community projects

High Peak groups are among the recipients of lottery funding.
High Peak groups are among the recipients of lottery funding.

There was lottery joy as a domestic abuse organisation received nearly £500,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to fund its service and a Buxton school £10,000 for its playground.

Derbyshire Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Service will use the funds to further develop its current services. It will be delivered with partner organisations in different areas of Derbyshire hosted by a support worker and facilitator.

Currently in Chesterfield, Ilkeston and Swadlincote, it will be extended to areas such as Buxton and Glossop where there are no services.

The project aims to reduce domestic violence and abuse and increase the safety and wellbeing of survivors by promoting, supporting and delivering effective interventions with the perpetrator.

Dove Holes Primary School will use its £10,000 funding award to refurbish its outdoor space to provide a healthy fitness area and imagination provoking equipment.

This will enable children to play freely and safely, improve coordination and stability, and build confidence.

And Buxworth Primary School has been awarded £9,860 to develop a play area for children which will help their development through imaginative and creative play.

This will lead to positive social interactions between children and a stronger, more cohesive school community.

The Big Lottery Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK.

It is responsible for giving out 40 per cent of the money raised by National Lottery players.