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Groups in the Causeway Coast and Glens receive over £48,000 National Lottery funding

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The National Lottery Community Fund is today announcing £48,492 to projects across the Causeway Coast and Glens who are supporting the health, well-being and quality of life of people in their communities. This funding is part of a roll-out of almost £1.8million to more than 60 projects across Northern Ireland.  For a full list of grants awarded in your area, please see attached.

Building Communities Resource Centre, based in Ballymoney, is using a £1,400 grant to provide support, information and advice to people across the Causeway Coast and Glens area during the COVID-19 pandemic. The group are developing activity packs for children, young people and older people to help keep them engaged during this time and are also hosting online social activities and workshops so they can stay connected.

Roe Valley Residents Association, based in Limavady, is using a £5,000 grant to deliver activity and care packages to local residents in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This project helps combat isolation, anxiety and loneliness experienced during these uncertain times.

Cumann Iomaníochta Caoimhín Uí Loingsigh, based in Dungiven, is using a £7,515 to provide activities for young people, families and older people in the community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The money is being used to develop and deliver sports packs, craft packs, puzzle and activity packs, to help keep people engaged while at home.

Dunloy Development Association is using a £4,050 grant to deliver hot meals to those over 70 years old in the area who are at high risk of COVID-19 and are unable to leave their homes. This project helps reduce isolation and additional stress during this time.

Ballycastle and District Over 55’s is using a £4,800 grant to create a social outlet for older people which provides emotional support and information about how to stay healthy, exercise programmes to improve mental and physical health as well as Halloween/Easter celebrations and outings. The project helps engage older members of the community and develops strong support networks.

Kate Beggs, Northern Ireland Director of The National Lottery Community Fund said: “The projects funded today all demonstrate the strength of their members and communities and the importance of staying connected with each other in these unprecedented times. It’s inspiring to see all these groups, staff and volunteers rising to the challenges of COVID-19. These awards, made possible by National Lottery players, recognise the incredible work happening across Northern Ireland.

“National Lottery players can be proud to know that money they raise by buying tickets is continuing to make such a difference.”

All National Lottery funded projects can contact their Funding Officer if they need advice or have any questions about their grant. Full updates from the organisation regarding our response to COVID-19, information on applying for grants and general contact details can be found on our website www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk.

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