The latest from the Lottery

Read about the brilliant local causes that couldn’t have been helped without your support, details on our fantastic winning members, and the latest goings on at the Lottery, and when we’re out and about.

May 13, 2014

Grant brings silver screen to Tirril

Pride in Penrith Lottery’s second grant of 2014 proved to be a blockbuster for a community hall in Eden. Thanks to the grant of £1,100, Tirril Reading Rooms now has a new digital projector, giving the community’s audio-visual events a cinematic boost.  “The projector has made a difference to our film nights and slide shows,”… Read more »

April 24, 2014

Lottery offers £500 prize – and a job!

There's a chance to get the summer off to a fantastic start with £500 to be won in the Pride in Penrith Lottery’s May Day draw. There’s just time to join the lottery before the draw on Wednesday 7 May. It costs just £2 a month to be a member, and the proceeds provide grants… Read more »

March 5, 2014

Society builds up our grant fund

Our affinity with the town’s building society paid dividends last week with a welcome boost to our funds. Penrith Building Society made a donation of almost £500, swelling the pot of money available for Pride in Penrith Lottery grants to good causes in the area. It was all made possible by savers choosing a special… Read more »

February 24, 2014

Lottery grant supports WW1 commemorations

Penrith’s programme of events to commemorate the First World War has received a boost thanks to a grant from Pride in Penrith Lottery. Lottery chairman Rob Udale presented a grant for £1,500 to the Penrith Remembers 1914-1918 committee on Thursday 20 February. “It’s fantastic to be able to support the committee with our first grant… Read more »

December 10, 2013

Jackpot winner plans family reunion Down Under

A Penrith woman hopes to be reunited with her sister in Australia after three years apart, thanks to scooping the £5,000 jackpot in the Pride in Penrith Lottery. Ann Dargue, who’s been a member of the community lottery since it began more than three years ago, matched her four numbers to claim the maximum jackpot,… Read more »

November 24, 2013

£5,000 will be won in next draw!

One lucky player in the Pride in Penrith Lottery will scoop the full jackpot of £5,000 in Wednesday’s draw. The good news is there’s just time to join. The jackpot has rolled over each week since the last win earlier this year, and now someone’s about to have a very merry Christmas indeed. With the… Read more »

September 18, 2013

Club bowled over by Penrith Lottery grant

The latest grant of £558 from the Pride in Penrith Lottery has been awarded to Shap Bowling Club, who are looking to expand their already thriving junior club.   The Pride in Penrith Lottery awarded the club a grant to enable them to purchase new sets of bowls suitable for their younger members. The club… Read more »

August 28, 2013

Beekeepers Association buzzing after being awarded Lottery grant

Penrith Beekeepers Association have recently been awarded a grant of £960 from the Pride in Penrith Lottery to enable them to set up an association apiary (also known as a Bee yard) just outside of Penrith to provide shelter for beehives and allow groups of beekeepers to keep an eye on them. Bee colonies are… Read more »

July 23, 2013

Penrith Lottery serves up funding for Penrith Food and Farming Festival

The Pride in Penrith Lottery’s latest grant of £1,500 has been awarded to the Eden Food and Farming Festival. The week-long event, based in Penrith, was anchored by the Penrith on a Plate event on Saturday 20th July – a celebration of local food and a day of education, exploration and fun.  The grant from… Read more »

May 28, 2013

Lottery grant boosts fundraising for new community centre

The Pride in Penrith Lottery recently awarded a grant of £1,000 to the St Catherine’s Project Development Fund, who are currently building a small community centre at St Catherine’s church in Drover’s Lane, Penrith. The grant will be put towards new equipment for the centre, which will provide space for activities for the benefit of… Read more »