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Heritage Lottery money used to boost Whitehall budgets

The Heritage Lottery Fund has rejected accusations of breaking additionality rules by granting £754,300 to the Environment Agency for a nationwide project to encourage interest and access to local heritage. Called 'Celebrate Your Environment', the government scheme will include a week of 26 green festivals or local environmental activities. But the award looked as controversial as the arts lottery award trhat went to the Arts Council-owned South Bank.

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