Micklefield and Wycombe Marsh in High Wycombe will be among the first 50 small areas to benefit from at least £1 million of funding awarded by BIG Lottery Fund via BIG Local Trust programme. The funding will be awarded from Autumn 2011.

Wycombe District Council and the Wycombe Partnership cooperated on submission of an application with BIG Lottery Fund to identify communities in the Wycombe district that would most benefit from this funding. The Micklefield and Marsh community was recommended because it is can sometimes face a number of social obstacles and difficulties in obtaining resources.

Cllr Lesley Clarke, former Leader of Wycombe District Council and Chairman of the Wycombe Partnership, said:

The aim of the funding programme is to help people to meet their own needs and make their communities better places to live in, now and in the future. With that in mind, we are absolutely thrilled that the people of Micklefield and Marsh will be receiving this funding and will be able to determine how it should be used so that it has the maximum, positive impact for their community in the years to come.

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