Saturday, 23 November 2013

The People's Millions - support your local projects!

Your votes are needed next week (Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 November) to help secure £50,000 of funding for two community projects in Broadstairs and Ramsgate.
Appearing in ITV Meridian’s The Peoples Millions, projects proposed by Broadstairs Town Team and The Friends of Ellington Park will be pitched head to head against community projects from other areas in a bid to win the cash.
The People’s Millions is a partnership between Big Lottery Fund and ITV, where the public help to decide which local community projects are granted funding.
Using a building donated by Thanet District Council, Broadstairs Town Team is hoping to open a Broadstairs Town Shed. Based in Pierremont Park, the shed would provide DIY based activities and a meeting place for older people, predominantly men. ‘Men’s Sheds’ started in Australia – where there are now more than 1,000, with 20 in countries worldwide and almost 100 in the UK. They have proven to help combat loneliness and isolation and have a positive impact on older men's well-being, quality of life and life expectancy.
The Friends of Ellington Park are hoping that votes from the public will help them to secure funding to build a new wildlife garden in the park. This would include a new pond as well as shrubs, benches, six sculptures and a number of bird and bat boxes to encourage new species into the park. The Friends are also hoping that success in the People’s Millions will pave the way to help secure additional funding of £2,000,000 from a separate Heritage Lottery Fund bid which would completely regenerate the park.
Cabinet Member for Community Services, Cllr Iris Johnston, said: “These are fantastic community proposals which need the support of the local community behind them. We really need to do all we can to encourage local people to vote to help Broadstairs Town Team and the Friends of Ellington Park successfully secure £50,000 each. As the two projects are not bidding against each other, with everyone’s support we could help to ensure that two very worthy Thanet projects are given the vital money they need to progress.”

Broadstairs Town Team will feature on ITV Meridian on Monday 25 November and the Friends of Ellington Park on Tuesday 26 November.
The two projects will be put head to head with another project from outside of the area.
The phone number to vote will only be released at 8am on the day the project is featured, with phone lines open from 9am and closing at midnight. Calls cost 10p and the number will be made available on the Town Team and Friends of Ellington Park Website, Facebook and Twitter pages and 

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