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MILLENNIUM COMMISSION ANNOUNCES£6.4M GRANTS

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The Millennium Commission today announced a further£6.4m in grants to five projects across the UK. ...
The Millennium Commission today announced a further £6.4m in grants to five projects across the UK.

The successful projects are:

-- Millennium Centres: National Playing Fields Association

Grant of up to £4m for an umbrella scheme of ten millennium centres. They will provide a range of facilities in disadvantaged urban areas across the UK.

-- Children in Glasgow - Grant of up to 31.7m for two new children's centres in Glasgow. The scheme aims to provide a focus for the regeneration of social and physical fabric of the communities in two locations. Children of all ages will be able to enhance their physical, intellectual and social skills at the centres.

-- Rathfriland Community Centre, Co Down, Northern Ireland - Grant of up to £285,000 for a community centre for an isolated rural community.

-- Young Person's Centre, March, Cambridgeshire - Grant of up to £200,000 to build a centre for young people aged between 5 and 25 years old.

-- New Haw Community Centre, Surrey - Grant of up to £155,000 to extend and upgrade New Haw community centre. The project will expand the existing facilities by at least 50%.

Millennium Commission chair Virginia Bottomley said: 'I am delighted to add these five projects to the growing list of those put forward to mark the millennium. Several of these schemes focus on young people but are also open to the wider community. It seems fitting that the Millennium Commission created to mark this millennium and the start of the next, should help to provide facilities where younger members of our communities can learn and develop in a positive way.'

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