Big Lottery Fund award

News Release

17th January 2017, for immediate release

Kempsford Primary School awarded £10,000 in latest grant awards from the Big Lottery Fund for community projects across England

We are delighted to have received this substantial grant from the Big Lottery Fund. The award has enabled us to finish our outdoor learning environment which now includes a fantastic addition to our Trim Trail of an Activity Centre and a crawl through tunnel.  It is wonderful that the Big Lottery Fund is able to support small rural community projects as ourselves as well as the more publicly well known enterprises.

The children have only just had the opportunity to use this new equipment during their lunchtime play, which we have already found to be a huge success. Also, we are intending to use it for small groups of children by delivering part of our learning and life skill’s curriculum during the school day. Social play, interaction and team work skills are such a crucial part of a child’s development.  We are looking forward to seeing the impact of structured and free play sessions using the new elements.

We intend to open up our new play area to our local community groups such as Brownies, Rainbows and our village Youth Groups.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Headmaster, Mr Richard Mendum, on 01285 810367 or head@kempsford.gloucs.sch.uk.

Kempsford Church of England Primary School is located in the Cotswold village of Kempsford in south Gloucestershire.

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Notes to editors

  • The Big Lottery Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK. It puts people in the lead to improve their lives and communities, often through small, local projects.
  • It is responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by National Lottery players for good causes. Every year it invests over £650 million and awards around 12,000 grants across the UK for health, education, environment and charitable purposes.
  • Since June 2004 it has awarded over £8 billion to projects that change the lives of millions of people.