£40,000 lottery award for East Antrim

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Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs has welcomed an investment of £40,000 in the East Antrim area by Awards for All.

The programme aims to bring real improvements to communities and to the lives of people most in need by funding projects which involve people in their communities, bringing them together to enjoy a wide range of charitable, community, educational, environmental and health-related activities.

Mr Beggs said “Kilwaughter LOL 520 has been given £10,000 to make improvements to its hall so it can be used for more community activities and events.

“St James’s Primary School in Newtownabbey will use their £10,000 to provide iPads for their pupils for after-school activities and Ulidia Integrated College will allocate their £10,000 towards suicide awareness and prevention training for pupils and parents.”

“If you or your community group want to apply for grants of between £500 and £10,000 for a project which will last up to 12 months, then check out www.biglotteryfund.org.uk to find out more details and application forms.”