'green' schools project wins lottery funding boost
new project to encourage children across the Burnham-On-Sea area
to get into gardening has received a £3,000 boost from the
National Lottery this week.
In Bloom, which oversees the town's entry into the annual Britain
In Bloom competition, has been given the funding for the new scheme.
to Burnham-On-Sea.com, Chairman Dave Perrett, pictured, said
he's "delighted" the group has been awarded £3,000
by the Big Lottery Fund.
are really pleased - it will enable us to launch a new project to
get more young people involved in brightening up our local commnunity,"
new 'It's Your Neighbourhood Awards' scheme will be launched in
Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge to encourage schools to run their
own gardening clubs with local children."
added: "We will be able to supply seeds, compost and some gardening
equipment to local schools to get young people started."
will be talking to local schools across the Burnham-On-Sea area
to find out what projects they would like to do and how much involvement
added that the funding will enable the project to last for several
In Bloom was among 15
Burnham-On-Sea groups that competed for lottery grants in January
by presenting their case to an audience at The Princess Theatre
before spectators and judges cast their votes for the groups to
win the money.
the group did not win funding on the night in January, it has just
received a letter saying that it has, in fact, been successful after
all and will get the full grant funding that it wants to run the