Copley Close gets £1m lottery money

LB Ealing have been granted £1m by the Big Lottery Fund to put in to community work iin Copley Close.

The Hanwell Estate has recently had a vision for regeneration adopted, and now has additional funds to spend on building community cohesion over the next 10 years. The Big Lottery Fund will develop a local trust, with the support of the Community Development Foundation, which will enable local people to decide how to spend the money.

Council leader, councillor Julian Bell, said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to secure this extra funding for Copley Close.  There are some really excellent projects already established there and I’m sure this money will be well spent.  Now it’s down to residents to decide how they want to use the money to provide facilities that will benefit them.”

Jackie Sear, chief executive of Empowering Action and Social Esteem (EASE) – which helps local residents in Copley Close develop their skills and talents – said: “This has come at an important time in regards to regeneration for the area and will definitely engage the residents in decision making.”

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