Moyle group enjoys cash windfall

A group from the Moyle area 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 £9,630 to ABBA (Altananam, Broombeg, Broombeg View Association) as part of a grants roll-out of £554,553 to 66 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.

ABBA, which works to improve the lives of isolated and vulnerable older people in the three local communities, will use the grant to run a range of events and activities for its members.

Activities planned by the group over the coming year include trips, outings and Halloween, Easter and Christmas events, all of which will help to boost the health and self-esteem of older people in the community and encourage them to socialise and enjoy themselves.

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

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