£9k Lottery grant for Amber Valley fitness group

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An Amber Valley group has received a Big Lottery Fund grant (BIG) of £9,950 to help people lose weight and get fit.

Amber Valley Sport and Leisure Development Forum will use the funding to establish activity groups and host a roadshow event for the community.

A spokesperson said: “This will enable the beneficiaries to improve their health and fitness and reduce obesity.”

The organisation is one of 46 community projects across the East Midlands each sharing grants totalling £402,109 just before Christmas from BIG’s most popular grants scheme – Awards For All.