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 wish to see more children participating in their junior sessions, potentially leading to them progressing on to join the senior team. Through their junior sessions, the club are also helping to provide children aged 8-13 in the local area with an additional activity in their rural community.

 Jenny Smith, secretary of Shap Bowling Club, comments:

“The cost of providing the necessary equipment to run our junior sessions can often be prohibitive, but with the grant from the Pride in Penrith Lottery we will be able to more easily run the club for juniors. All members of our club will benefit from this grant, with our senior members running the training sessions for the juniors, and having permanent bowls available will enable more children to join.”

The Pride in Penrith Lottery continues to be a very worthy cause.  As well as giving people from the local area the opportunity to win in the weekly prize draw, the money raised from subscriptions helps local initiatives and not for profit organisations raise money for projects that benefit Penrith and the surrounding area.  Since 2010, when the Lottery began they have donated over £30,000 to local good causes.

It costs less than £2 a week to join the Lottery and all the money raised helps support projects and events in Penrith.  You can join online at or fill out an application form which can be found in local shops and through the sales agents (Maggie’s Bakery, The Wine House of Penrith, Booths, Angel Lane Chippy, Sandgate Friary and Town Head Chip shop.)