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Lottery Grant for wildlife park

Last Updated: Tuesday 6th July 2010, 11:30

Lottery good causes strike again as one of Leeds’ most popular open spaces is set to receive almost £1.5 million. Middleton Park in Leeds is a massive 630 acres, rich in wildlife and incredibly well used by local communities and now with this huge grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund through the Parks for People programme, even more people can continue to use and enjoy the park which dates back to the 1600’s.

The renovation project for Middleton Park has been estimated to cost around £2.2 million and now with a £1.46 million lottery grant, Leeds Council can begin the restoration work.

The award for Middleton Park is just one of the many parks that have benefitted from the lottery fund with the top four parks receiving a combined £6 million. The park is situated in one of the more deprived areas of Leeds and this lottery grant for good causes will make people’s living environment in the area much better.

The local counsellor for Middleton is naturally thrilled with the award and has personally thanked the National Lottery on behalf of herself and local residents. Some work on the park has already started but now the project can get completely underway!

It’s just one of the many ways that money from your lottery tickets is helping causes and communities right around the UK.

In other lottery news, the next UK Lotto draw is tomorrow evening, and it’s worth an estimated £2.4 million, you can buy lottery tickets for the draw now!

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