Share of £1.9million Lottery cash

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A SERVICE working in South Holland is one of 15 to get a share in a £1.9million Big Lottery cash windfall to boost volunteering.

The big pay-out is focused on areas with so-called ‘harder to reach’ communities – and these include the 13 per cent of residents in South Holland who live in isolated spots.

Funding is also targeted on places hit by the economic downturn and areas where there are jobless people, migrant workers and people with disabilities of all kinds.

South Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service hasn’t yet been told how much cash it will receive but plans to extend its services during late autumn.

SLCVS chief executive officer Ladey Adey said: “This successful bid will enable us to devote staff time to attract groups of people who wouldn’t naturally volunteer their time and abilities to communities within Boston, South Kesteven and South Holland.

“We are delighted to expand our volunteer service and support for volunteers, particularly those who are interested in using volunteering as pathway to work.

“The work of reaching ‘hard to reach groups for volunteering’ will begin in October this year.”