We are delighted to announce that Ronan's Trust has been given a Big Lottery Award to enable us to deliver our “Being Busy Together Gloucestershire Autumn” project which will start with a pumpkin carving festival on Monday October 24th at Nature in Art in Longford near Gloucester followed by an autumn needle felting workshop on Thursday 10th November, with another to be held near Stroud. At our Bisley allotment we will be holding workshops to make a hazel windbreak and learn to plant Winter vegetables.In November we will be planting trees in Cirencester to create a peaceful place for those to go to remember their loved ones.There will also be Christmas craft workshops on offer near Stroud and at the Bothy in Cirencester.
The Big Lottery Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK. It puts people in the lead to improve their lives and communities, often through small, local projects.
It is responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by National Lottery players for good causes. Every year it invests over £650 million and awards around 12,000 grants across the UK for health, education, environment and charitable purposes.
Since June 2004 it has awarded over £8 billion to projects that change the lives of millions of people