£8,800 for Stranocum Development Group

A Ballymoney group is sharing in a grants windfall from the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All programme.

The small grants programme is awarding a grant of £8,800 to Stranocum and District Development Group as part of a grants roll-out of £647,376 to 77 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.

The group will use the grant to organise a health and wellbeing programme for older people in the rural village area.

It also plans to run education classes, a support for sport programme and a one week summer scheme for the local community next year, helping to bring local people together to socialise, learn new skills and improve their health and well-being.

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. For more details call us on 028 9055 1455, or e-mail us at enquiriesni@biglotteryfund.org.uk