Tag Archives: National Lottery

Croydon driver hits the Lottery jackpot – on Friday the 13th!

A Croydon man who won £620,000 on the National Lottery last month went out to celebrate… with a fish and chip supper. So much for superstitions, too: the man’s huge win took place after a draw held on Friday 13th! … Continue reading

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£250 per day fees paid to lead on borough’s Heritage Trail

CROYDON IN CRISIS: One arts company in the borough appears to have won the Lottery for its role in the less-than-inspiring flagship project for the Borough of Culture. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES The project lead working on the Music Heritage … Continue reading

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£108,000 Lottery grant helps to ‘reunite’ Great North Wood

Two of the last surviving fragments of the ancient Great North Wood are to be “reunited” in an exciting and innovative project led by the London Wildlife Trust, funded by cash from the National Lottery, which aims to preserve and … Continue reading

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Lottery grant helps Norwood JunKAction get arty with rubbish

London’s first Mayor’s Community Weekend takes place next month, and South Norwood group JunKAction has secured £1,500 of National Lottery funding to host a three-day eco-community project, turning litter into art. JunkAction’s project is one of almost 200 events taking … Continue reading

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Dinosaur sculptures get help from Heritage Lottery Fund

Crystal Palace Park has received £304,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to help with the improvements and restoration of its “dinosaur island”. The Lottery grant is part of a wider £5million regeneration project being undertaken in the park by … Continue reading

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Arts Council backs project that will flag up Borough of Culture

South Asian arts organisation Subrang Arts has been awarded £23,661 by Arts Council England to deliver creative activities that will teach Croydon school children and local community groups about the rich cultural heritage of India. The project, called Kalasetu, will … Continue reading

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Council appeals for early applications for Coronation parties

Croydon Council has today announced that it is open for applications from neighbourhood groups and communities who might want to stage Coronation parties in May. “The Coronation Big Lunch Event is being held over the weekend of Saturday May 6 … Continue reading

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£250,000 Lottery funding available for ‘Community Weekend’

Groups from across Croydon are being encouraged to pitch for a share of £250,000 Lottery cash to be part of London’s first-ever Mayor’s Community Weekend. The Mayor of London’s Community Weekend takes place from June 23 to June 25, and … Continue reading

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Coding teen scoops £5,000 prize from National Lottery Awards

A teen from south London has scooped the Young Hero title at the National Lottery Awards for her project that runs workshops teaching disadvantaged young women skills to improve their confidence and opportunities. Avye Couloute, 15, from Wimbledon, started coding … Continue reading

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Film-maker’s casting call for people who play the Lottery

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It could be you! Last call for Lottery Awards nominations

Shirley Ballas, Strictly Come Dancing’s head judge, is offering people and projects from Croydon the chance to waltz off with a National Lottery Award by getting their nominations in before the June 7 deadline. The awards are the annual search … Continue reading

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It could be you: National Lottery is looking for award-winners

Today, marks the launch of 2020’s National Lottery Awards and the organisers are calling on the people of Croydon to start nominating. This year the annual search for the country’s most popular National Lottery-funded projects will, for the first time, … Continue reading

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Fairfield’s future needs to engage with Croydon public

Tired. Poorly managed. Poorly used. Under-funded. Under-appreciated. The Fairfield Halls, half a century old, might symbolise the faded grandeur of Croydon itself. With mounting concern over the council’s arts policy, or absence of it after the axing of the Mela … Continue reading

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Council U-turn on insurance for Neighbourhood meetings

The Croydon Congress, a swanky talking shop and slap-up lunch for a small band of hand-picked guests with celebrity speaker Tony Travers from the London School of Economics (Libya’s Colonel Gadaffi‘s favourite London uni), was staged yesterday as a platform … Continue reading

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