Hereford & Worcester

Lottery funds worth £1m for Kidderminster

At least £1m of lottery funding is to go to parts of a Worcestershire town.

The Horsefair, Broadwaters and Greenhill areas of Kidderminster are to benefit via the Big Lottery Fund (BIG).

BIG is investing up to £200m over the next 10 years to help turn up to 150 urban and rural neighbourhoods into better places for residents to live.

They are places where people face many social obstacles and have a history of difficulty in obtaining resources to help overcome them, BIG said.

John Taylor, BIG head of region for the West Midlands, said: "The Big Local Trust is a dedicated Lottery funding stream to help people in places such as Horsefair, Broadwaters and Greenhill to identify local issues and to develop the skills and confidence necessary to change things for the better."

An independent charitable trust will be set up to run the programme.

BIG called for expressions of interest from organisations who would like to apply to run the trust.

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