Coleraine groups enjoy Lottery Awards grants windfall windfall

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Two groups in the Coleraine area are sharing in a grants windfall from the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All programme.

Coleraine Youth Council, which organises a range of activities and events to improve the lives and opportunities of young people and the wider community, has been awarded a grant of £10,000 to run a cross community activity programme.

The event will bring people from all backgrounds in the local community together and encourage them to mix together and share their views.

Phoenix ADHD Project, which provides support for young people living with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder in the local area and their families, has also been awarded a grant of £5,926 to buy office equipment for their venue at Ballycastle Road.

Awards for All offers community, voluntary and statutory groups the chance to apply for small grants of between £500 and £10,000 that will have a big impact on local communities and the lives of people most in need.

Frank Hewitt, Big Lottery Fund NI Chair, said: “The Big Lottery Fund’s NI Awards for All programme funds health, education, environment and community projects that help people bring about positive change in their lives, improve health and well-being, develop skills and create safer communities.

“The application process is simple and accessible and shall remain so, making it easy for applicants to successfully apply for small pots of funding that can have such a big impact on local communities and lives.”

Application forms and guidance notes are available to download at www.awardsforall.org.uk