Ballymoney and Moyle groups windfall from Awards for All

Paul Clark cutting the ribbon to open the Greenlight Gateway Cafe. D.McAfee.INBM24-12 289F
Paul Clark cutting the ribbon to open the Greenlight Gateway Cafe. D.McAfee.INBM24-12 289F

Community groups in the Ballymoney and Moyle areas have been awarded funding from the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All programme.

Castle Community Association is one of five groups in Ballymoney and Moyle awarded a total of £43,357 from Awards for All. This is part of a grants roll-out of £909,970 to 107 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.

Castle Community Association has been awarded £3,360 for the Castle Shared Future project.

The group, which runs activities and events for people living in the Castle area will use the grant to run activities including a health fair and music therapy sessions.

Kingdom of Dalriada Ulster-Scots Society was also awarded £10,000 for The Maximising Community Participation and Involvement project.

The organisation promotes and preserves the Ulster-Scots culture in the Ballymoney area.

The grant will be used to deliver a programme of events and activities for children and adults, including a summer fun day.

Greenlight Gateway in Ballycastle, which provides social, training and employment experiences for young people and adults with learning disabilities, will use a £10,000 grant to help the organisation grow and develop.

St Mary’s Primary School in Cushendall was also awarded £10,000.

The school, which provides education and pastoral care to children from the village of Cushendall and the surrounding area, will use the grant to purchase outdoor play equipment.

In the Moyle area, Armoy LOL 1065 was also awarded £9,997 for the Getting Armoy Active project.

The group, which supports and develops the local community, will use the grant to run a series of activities for the wider community such as chair aerobics and an under 18s disco.