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Monday, September 21, 2020

Almost £150K of Lottery funding received by community groups in the Causeway Coast & Glens

The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded almost £150,000 to community groups in the Causeway Coast & Glens Council area.

The money awarded to these community groups was funded to help the response to the current COVID-19 crisis, helping to ‘support people who are at high risk from COVID-19’, ‘supporting communities most likely to face challenges because of the COVID-19 lockdown measures’ and to have the ‘resources, connections, expertise or knowledge’, so that these communities are able to get through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Some of the projects have included meals on wheels, the purchase of goods for food parcels and support for mental health services, to name a just a few.

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CEO The National Lottery Community Fund, Dawn Austwick, said: “As the largest funder of community activity in the UK, we know community life and connections can help to build bonds of support during difficult times. Being kind, offering support and thinking of one another makes neighbourhoods and communities stronger together. This is particularly important for those who are more vulnerable and isolated. At The National Lottery Community Fund we support communities to thrive, this is why we’re pledging our support for this call to action in the coming weeks and months.”

The following is a full list of the community groups and organisations who received funding in the Causeway Coast & Glens area:

25th Derry (Limavady) Scouting Ireland£10,000
3 C’s Snooker Club£9,820
Agivey LOL 361£10.000
Ballinlea Community Group£2.150
Bovalley Community Association£9.950
Bushmills District Lodge 21£5.130
Cloughmills Community Action Team£2.780
Dalriada Training Services C.I.C£4.800
Garvagh and District Diamond Club£7.505
Glebeside Community Association Limited£2,700
Greysteel Community Enterprises£6,000
Home-Start Causeway£10,000
Killowen Community Association£10,000
Killowen LOL 930£2,250
Limavady Volunteer Centre£3,000
Millburn Community Association£8,680
Rasharkin Community Playgroup£5.575
St Patrick’s Camogie Club Dungiven£2,700
Stendhal Festival Ltd£9,710
The Dry Arch Children’s Centres Ltd£10,000
The Open Door Ballymoney£1,000
Triangle Judo Club CIC£4,212
Vineyard Compassion£10,000
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