Half a million pounds of Lottery money to aid mission in Leeds

Hard work in the heart of the community has earned St Luke's church, Holbeck, £500,000 from the National Lottery.

The grant, for St Luke’s Church in Holbeck, will go towards a complete renovation and extension of the Malvern Road building.

This will include a new kitchen area, extra rooms and opening a community cafe which will be drop-in centre for young people living nearby.

“The grant is absolutely brilliant, it increases our potential," said Revd Alistair Kaye, (pictured left).

“It’s going to create so many more opportunities. “We are right in the heart of the estate and we are a community building.

“We want to make it work for the community and people here.” 

The Big Lottery Fund uses cash raised by lottery players to help community organisations across the UK. James Harcourt, England grant-making director at the Big Lottery Fund, said: "It’s wonderful to see the positive impact projects like St Luke’s are making in Leeds.

“They are an inspiration to others, showing what great things can be achieved when people work together to tackle the things that really matter to their community.”

Bishop Paul congratulated all those involved in the successful bid.

"St Luke's is doing great work in South Leeds and this if fantastic encouragement.

"It will enable them to further their mission in the parish."




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