TWO Tynedale organisations have struck it lucky with more than £10,000 in lottery funding.

East Tynedale co-operative Go Local Food and Ponteland Town Council are among a number of North-East organisations selected to receive thousands from the Big Lottery Fund.

Go Local Food is in line to receive £9,420 and Ponteland Town Council will be awarded £2,650 through the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All programme.

Awards for All provides grants to voluntary and community organisations.

Go Local Food was established in 2011 and currently farms a two-acre site at the Ovington nursery of Halls of Heddon.

Members of the crop-share scheme pay a monthly fee to receive a bag of vegetables every week and the produce grown is divided between them.

The grant from the Big Lottery Fund will enable the organisation to support new volunteers in delivering food, running activities for community groups including children and young people and isolated or vulnerable people.

Ponteland Town Council has received over £2,000 to install a new accessible seating area in Ponteland Park.

The council will use the money to develop a seating area including a path and safety fence overlooking the Oxbow Lake and River Pont.

The scheme will improve the safety of the park and enable older people and those living with disabilities to access and enjoy the land and pond dipping area.

The Big Lottery fund is distributing a total of £1.3m between a number of North-East organisations.

Lyn Cole, Big Lottery Fund England grant making director, said: “Whether it is helping people to get better control of their finances or confidence-boosting outdoor activities for young people, these projects will make a huge difference to the lives of many.

“They are excellent examples of local people working together to help others in their community to build on the skills they have and maximise their potential.”