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November 25 2013.

Local MP Norman Baker has welcomed newly announced funding for a number of local organisations from the Big Lottery Fund. The St Peter and St James Charitable Trust has been the main local benefactor in the area, having been awarded over £150,000. The funding will help the charity to continue to provide care and support for those living with progressive, life limiting illnesses from the local area.

Other local organisations that benefited include: The Oyster Project, a Lewes based charity that will use the funding to run a series of craft based workshops for disabled people in the community. Seaford Live, a group that use the funding to put on an annual arts and entertainments festival. Lewes District Citizens Advice Bureau, which will use their funding to train additional volunteers. Seaford Women’s Institute, whom are using the funding to improve the WI building, and The Abbeyfield Alfriston and District Society Limited, an organisation that will use the funding to provide exercise sessions for older people in the area.

The Big Lottery Fund is keen to raise awareness of the funding and what grants are available so that as many organisations as possible can benefit.

Norman says: "I am pleased to see local groups benefitting from this grant money. All the groups listed provide valuable services to the local community and with this funding this can continue. I hope that other local organisations will see the benefits that this grant brings and will take up the Big Lottery Fund’s offer.”