MP welcomes local grants for Ballymoney and Ballybogey

Ian Paisley MP has this week welcomed the news that a significant number of local projects have benefitted from the Big Lottery Funds’ ‘Awards for All’ programme.

Rasharkin Community Association received £3596 to help them provide a range of social activities for local residents. They are using the grant for a programme of events, which will include hip hop dancing, floral art and table tennis, which will be promoted at an open evening to mark the community centre’s re‐opening.

Fuse FM community radio station in Ballymoney were awarded £10,000. The grant is to be used to bring local people together through two fun days, one in winter and one in summer as well as a Scottish ceilidh.

The town’s Bowling Club also received £10000 to go towards improvements to the club building to allow wider community use, while the Ballybogey over 50’s Club received £9318 to provide classes and social outings for older people in the community. The grant will specifically cater for trips, craft and community classes as well as a monthly luncheon club.