MORE than £270,000 of National Lottery funding was invested into Staffordshire Moorlands last year.
Latest figures show 15 grants were awarded across the district, providing a cash boost to arts, sport and heritage and community groups. In 2013, grants were awarded to: * £9,450 to Rotten Park Road community organisation in Leek, for film makings sessions for disadvantaged young people.
This will provide beneficiaries with an opportunity to engage in creative activities to reduce anti-social behaviour. * £15,200 to Leek Historical Society for its Festival of Textiles: Textiles, People, Places. * £9,975 to Cheadle Primary School to develop an outdoor coastal learning area for the community.
Now these projects, and any organisation which has received Lottery funding, have a chance to gain national recognition for their work as the National Lottery Awards 2014 open for entries.
Stage and TV star John Barrowman, presenter of last year's National Lottery Awards show, said: "Everyone in Leek who plays the National Lottery should be proud of the difference their money is making in the local community.
"If you know of a Lottery-funded organisation that deserves to be nominated, we want to hear from you."