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Step by Step (Northern Ireland) 19 Jan 2017

The group, based in Portadown, provides young people with learning disabilities with employment training for the hospitality industry. The £9,480 grant is being used to provide four 10-week basic essentials cooking courses for young people to encourage independent living.

Moyraverty 50 plus group 30 Jan 2017

The group, based in Moyraverty near Craigavon, provides a wide range of activities for people over the age of 50 to reduce social isolation and improve wellbeing. The three-year project is using a £33,030 grant to run activities to improve the health and wellbeing of its members, including day trips, tea dances, a walking group, and a Christmas dinner. They will also organise intergenerational residentials with young people from Brownlow Youth Project.

Oxford Sunnyside Celebration Event 25th Anniversary 02 Feb 2017

The club develops physical, mental and social skills for young people in Lurgan through sporting activities. The project is using the £9,600 grant to deliver activities to celebrate the group’s 25th anniversary.

Kilmore Every Youthful KEY Developments 02 Feb 2017

The organisation provides activities for older people in the Kilmore, Mullavilly and Tandragee area of Armagh. They are using the £9,980 grant to provide more activities to improve health and well-being and reduce isolation. Activities include exercise sessions, social outings, talks, and craft classes.

St Patrick's PS Derrynaseer - iPads 02 Feb 2017

The school in Derrynaseer, Craigavon is using the £9,969 grant to buy iPads, a screen and projector and a wireless internet access point for use by pupils. This will allow pupils to take part in extra-curricular digital media projects, including documenting a local archaeological dig which will then be shared with the wider community.

Whitehall and District Womens Institute 02 Feb 2017

The Co. Armagh group provides seminars and workshops for members in Whitehall, Aghagallon, and the surrounding area. The project is using the £3,040 grant to celebrate their 30 year anniversary with a dinner, floral class, and Lord of the Dance show.

Thursday Club On Tour 16 Feb 2017

The club provides a weekly social and recreational activities in Banbridge Leisure Centre for older people. The £4,207 grant is being used to hire the leisure centre for activities and to take members on four day trips to the Glens of Antrim, Mount Stewart, Ulster Museum and Titanic Museum.

Dromore HS Beauty Parlour Renovation 16 Feb 2017

The school in Dromore, Co. Down will use the £10,000 grant to turn an un-used room into an extra-curricular space to be used by students and the wider community, helping the school to develop learning partnerships between school, home and the community.

Zero8Teen Early Movers 12 Oct 2017

The group, based in Craigavon, provides childcare services, facilities and activities. They are using the £3,810 grant to buy outdoor play equipment to help develop the children’s imaginative play, increase social integration and physical activity.

BOATA Portadown Mens Shed 13 Apr 2017

The group, based in Portadown, provides programmes to develop the local community. They are using the £10,000 to set up a Portadown Men’s Shed.

Carnagh BC New Dance Floor 27 Apr 2017

The group based in Armagh, manages a local hall used for a range of events for the community. The £10,000 grant is being used to replace the old floor to make it safer so activities can continue to take place.

Clann Na Banna GFC 06 Jul 2017

The Gaelic football club provides football and community activities in Banbridge. The project is using the £7,550 grant to refurbish the outside of the club building to make it more accessible, provide secure car parking and install more fencing to improve security.

Rainbow Stop Interactive Outdoor Play Area 11 May 2017

The playgroup, based in Markethill, is using a £6,389 grant to provide an interactive outdoor play area which includes a climbing frame, playhouse, mats and bicycles.

Lisnaward RA Venue Improvements 2017 26 Oct 2017

The group, who are based outside Banbridge, brings people together by providing activities and learning opportunities for all ages at their community hub building. They are using the £10,000 grant to refurbish the toilet area of the hall.

Smashing Times Women's Stories of WW11 28 Sep 2017

The Portadown theatre group delivers creative arts projects to support social change. The project is using a £10,000 grant to run theatre workshops and performances with community and youth groups, exploring themes of human rights, gender equality and peace.

Stramore CA - Sustainable & safe community action project 08 Jun 2017

The group, based in Gilford, manages a community hall and provides activities. They received a £9,474 grant to upgrade their lighting system.

West Armagh Community Support and Development Project 06 Sep 2017

West Armagh Consortium is working with eight community groups on the three-year West Armagh Community Support and Development Project. They are using a £196,801 grant to employ a manager to coordinate a joint activity programme with all the groups including action planning workshops, a volunteer programme, health and wellbeing activities, a youth programme, older people’s activities and intercultural events. The project has been designed and developed by local people involved with each of the groups.

The 1825 Project Limited 26 Oct 2017

The organisation, based in Craigavon, offers training and education to isolated young people. They are using the grant of £9,390 to offer young people with learning disabilities who are not in education or employment, the chance to attend a course covering personal development, physical health and preparation for employment.

Derrytrasna Playgroup 08 Jun 2017

The playgroup in the Derrytrasna area of Co Armagh received £1,678 to buy new equipment to improve their breakfast club and afterschool’s facilities.

Taghnevan Pre-School Playgroup 23 Nov 2017

The playgroup, based in Lurgan, is using the £9,518 grant to deliver the ‘6 Steps Ahead Programme’. The programme involves parents and families more in their child’s development and also build on their own skills through a series of workshops on social and personal development.