Lotto money may be available for carnival entrants

Groups and organisations planning to take part in this year’s Eastbourne Carnival are being encouraged to apply for lottery funding to help.

The national lottery has extended its Awards for All programme to include funding for repeat activities such as taking part in the carnival and is for a limited time and for groups with an annual income under £30,000.

Bids need to be put in before March 10 and successful bids could be in for a windfall of up to £10,000 to help them and their members participate in the carnival.

This year’s carnival takes place on Saturday May 25 along Eastbourne seafront and will have the theme of Sussex by the Sea. Groups, organisations, business and individuals can apply to take part from this week.

For further information and an application form go to