Carrick urged to bring project ideas to Lottery session

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The National Lottery Community Fund will be at Carrickfergus Vineyard, Lancasterian Street, on Friday August 16 to discuss funding for local projects.

A representative will be in attendance from noon until 6.00 pm.

Last month, the National Lottery Community Fund reported that it had awarded a total of £0.9m to 104 groups across Northern Ireland through its Awards for All programme.

Recently, Carrickfegrus District Senior Gateway Club received a £10,000 grant to hold the second Learning Disability parade in the town which took place in June.

Last month, Awards for All announced recipients in Mid and East Antrim including the nursery unit at Victoria Primary School and Central Primary

which will each receive £10,000.

Central Primary plans to use the sum to establish a “RecoBox” outdoor classroom to support children’s learning about the environment and provide a space to learn outdoors.

The nursery school will use the grant to renovate its playground, which will include provision of climbing equipment, a playground surface that is accessible for wheelchair users and other play equipment.

Kate Beggs, The National Lottery Community Fund Northern Ireland Director, said: “I am delighted to announce these grants to projects supporting people across Northern Ireland. They are using the funding in diverse ways but the common thread is that they are all being led by local people who are using National Lottery money to develop great ideas to help their communities thrive.

“Small pots of funding from National Lottery Awards for All are bringing people together to make good things happen. I want to say thanks to all the National Lottery players who have helped make this possible.”