|There is £10,800 to share out and local good cause have until 7 December apply for grants of up to £2,000.
Mansfield District Council established the local lottery to give to bring additional funding to the community. Now applications are being sought from local groups, organisations and charities for a share of the Robin Hood Lottery Community Fund.
This is the general fund that takes 10p from every £1 ticket sold and another 50p from tickets bought by lottery players who nominate the fund as their chosen charity. The money it accumulates is shared out twice a year and the bidding round is now open.
Applications have to meet various criteria. Organisations that apply do not have to be registered with the lottery as good causes but must be:
- An established not-for-profit charity, group or support/advisory service
- Based in Mansfield, be a local branch of a national organisation or deliver direct benefit to residents and businesses of Mansfield.
The bids can be made for anything from one-off expenditure on buildings and equipment and things like staging performances, exhibitions and publications, to help with rent and room hire, office costs, utility bills, training, transport and employee salaries.