Local MP Caroline Dinenage is urging constituents to take advantage of the Big Lottery Fund’s 'Celebrate!' Programme.

The Big Lottery Fund wants to help the local community come together with their 'Celebrate!' Programme, and are offering grants of between £300 and £10,000 for groups to hold one off events or activities which celebrate their local community. 

Six out of ten people surveyed say they cannot remember ever coming together to celebrate with their community. The Big Lottery Fund wants to help change this.

You could celebrate something from your community's history or a local hero. Or maybe it's a chance to bring people together to get to know their neighbours better.

Due to the huge success of Celebrate they have allocated an extra £4.1 million of funding to give even more local communities the chance to come together and celebrate and now have a total of £7.695 million for projects in England.

Caroline said:

“Feeling part of a community is so important and I know the Gosport constituency already has fantastic community spirit.  This programme is a great opportunity for constituents and organisations to help boost that spirit!”

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