Lottery boost for St Colum’s PS

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A Portstewart primary school has been awarded funding from the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All programme.

The small grants programme is awarding £9,306 to St Colum’s Primary School as part of a grants roll-out of £604,181 to 69 groups across Northern Ireland.

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.

St Colum’s will use the grant to install new outdoor play equipment in the grounds of the school, providing more opportunities for children to be active outdoors, boosting their health, fitness and fun.

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.”

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