SEVEN projects in Warrington are set to benefit from a share of lottery cash given out in Cheshire.

MORE than £550,000 in National Lottery funding will be shared across the county.

The projects benefitting from the money, raised by players for good causes, are Burtonwood in Bloom, in Burtonwood, Fearnhead Coffee Shop and Cromdale Way Pre-School, in Great Sankey.

12th Warrington East (1st Birchwood) Scout group and Steps Charity Worldwide, near Stockton Heath, will also gain from the project.

The Longford Neighbourhood Services Centre, an employment group for ex-offenders, will be awarded the sum of £9,980 in funds, with MacIntyre Care, in Orford, enjoying £10,000 to provide work based experience to young people with learning disabilities.

James Harcourt, England grant making director at the Big Lottery Fund, said: "Great community projects are what National Lottery funding is all about.

"We can see how the money raised by players for good causes helps to bring ideas to life and gives people the opportunity to work together for the good of their community.

"Whether from a village, town or city, we're proud that our funding supports people who have identified what matters to them and their community and who want to make a positive change."

Key towns such as Chester and Northwich will also enjoy a share.

The wider region is also celebrating, with the north west receiving more than £6.6 million in total in National Lottery funding.

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