National Lottery £2.1million gives community projects a welcome boost

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced £2,138,400 for 34 charities and community groups across Northern Ireland, to support local people in these uncertain times. For a full list of grants, please see table attached below. Projects funded include those helping people with health conditions, supporting children and young people and allowing organisations to safely provide vital services within the current guidance and restrictions. Addiction NI is using a £499,420 grant to deliver their ‘Recovery Together’ project in Fermanagh, Omagh and Belfast to reduce substance abuse among people over the…

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National Lottery searches for Lockdown Legends For 2020 National Lottery Awards

The National Lottery is searching for the nation’s lockdown legends in communities across the UK as part of the 2020 National Lottery Awards. New figures reveal more than £1.2 billion of National Lottery funding has been invested in good causes across the UK in 2018/19 alone. Maurice “Morrie” Young, one of the divers who discovered the wreck of the Mary Rose. Photographed at the Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth with his National Lottery Local Hero Award 2019. A total of just under 25,000 National Lottery grants were awarded in the UK…

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Heritage Emergency Fund launches to help sector

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has put together a £50million fund to support the heritage sector as an immediate response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.   The UK-wide fund – money raised from The National Lottery – will address immediate pressures over the next three-six months for those organisations most in need. It will be open for applications within the next few days. We will continue to support more than 2,500 projects that we have already committed to – an investment of more than £1billion.  “We know that circumstances are incredibly challenging for our heritage community…

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Charities share £8.6 million of National Lottery funding to transform digital capabilities

The voluntary sector has received a significant funding boost, after The National Lottery Community Fund announced the second round of organisations to receive grants from its Digital Fund The UK’s largest funder of community activity has awarded £8.6 million, to be shared between 20 organisations including Parkinson’s UK, Refugee Action, Mental Health Innovations and GoodGym. The Digital Fund was set up to empower and support community and voluntary sector organisations who are either using digital tools to re-think and transform the way they operate, or who have already launched services…

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