The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) has once again acknowledged the Whiteway Centre’s value to the community by generously granting funds for the purchase of 95 top-of-the-range chairs. Since the 1970s, when the Centre was founded, visitors have been obliged to perch on hard moulded plastic seats – but no longer! From this week, students, group members and visitors are able to luxuriate in padded comfort, thanks to BIG!
This is the second grant made to the Centre. In 2011 BIG funded the purchase of laptops and other IT equipment to enable the creation of a now flourishing Computer Club. Wholly self-funding, Rottingdean Whiteway Centre relies on voluntary helpers to manage the variety of learning and leisure activities which are on offer there, not only to Rottingdean but to the wider community.
The Big Lottery Fund is the largest distributor of National Lottery good cause funding across the UK. The Fund aims to enable others to make real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need.