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London Heritage schemes get Lottery cash

Last Updated: Monday 21st March 2011, 09:23 am

Lottery Tickets CashIn great news for London heritage proects, six projects in the capital of England have been awarded more than £2 million of National Lottery Cash. With several Lottery Grants, totalling a massive £2 million, including a £670,000 grant for Upminster Chapel East London, a real difference is to be made to these projects in the capital and it’s all thanks to the lottery tickets that you buy.

The restoration of Upminster Chapel in Havering, East London, who are receiving a £670,000 grant is the highest of the lottery grants to be paid to the area, but no by any means the last. A Central London Library that holds the most extensive archive on the Holocaust and Nazi era is to receive almost half a million in lottery funding.

These are just two of the six important heritage sites in London who are receiving lottery cash, helping people in London and the UK understand their heritage. With the projects working close to the new Olympic site, other projects documenting sport and the effect of the Olympics will also be run, giving East Londoners a unique insight into how their area has changed.

The story is great news for London, and the rest of the country and is just one way in which money from the sale of lottery tickets in the UK is improving our most important historical artefacts and preserving British Heritage for future generations. Next time you buy lottery tickets, you’ll know just what you are helping towards.

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