£8 MILLION AWARDED TO GOOD CAUSES AND COMMUNITY PROJECTS ON OUR ISLAND
Over the past 30 years more than £8 million has been awarded to Isle of Man-based community projects, initiatives and organisations by Manx Lottery Trust.
Each year the charity, a delegated partner of The National Lottery Community Fund, supports as many as 60 schemes in the Isle of Man, awarding financial grants for the benefit of local people in the community.
The Trustees meet multiple times a year to consider funding applications, making sure to carefully research and discuss each submission fairly and strategically, with the aim of supporting as many deserving causes throughout the Island as possible.
A wide range of charities, communities, parishes, clubs and associations have benefited from Manx Lottery Trust grants, as the Trustees continue their work to understand the needs of the Island’s community and ensure those needs are being met.
Looking back on some of the charity’s recipients and successful projects, Chairman of the Manx Lottery Trust, Sarah Kelly, commented: ‘Over the past three decades the Manx Lottery Trust, formerly the Public Lottery Trust, has awarded a substantial sum of National Lottery funding to recipients in the Isle of Man, which have made significant improvements in our community.
‘Our assistance is varied and wide-ranging; from part-funding the Isle of Man’s first publicly accessible ‘Changing Place’ and ‘Quiet Room’ at the Manx Museum, which provides a fully equipped bathroom and safe space for people with multiple disabilities and complex needs, to the renovation and refurbishment of various community hubs, including the Royal British Legion Memorial Garden, Dalby Community Hub, Andreas Parish Hall and Bride Church Hall.
‘Our grants have helped fund kit and equipment for Special Olympics Isle of Man ahead of their visit to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, a new grandstand for the Southern 100 Club, a new carriage for Manx Carriage Driving for the Disabled, the improvement and development of the pipe organ in St German’s Cathedral in Peel and so much more.
‘To be a part of such a valued Manx charity and grant funds to deserving projects and initiatives is truly very rewarding, and we’re looking forward to continuing our work within the local community.’
Throughout 2019 the Manx Lottery Trust is inviting applications from charities and organisations for projects across the Island.