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Creating Cohesive Communities through Art 08 Mar 2017

The funding will be used to run art workshops for three local groups of isolated young people, engaging them in creating three pieces of public art to be displayed in community spaces. The project aims to provide positive activities for young people at risk of anti-social behaviour to take part in, promoting them in a positive light, breaking down barriers and challenging negative stereotyping of young people in the community.

Amount: £9,855
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Gallery Youth
Region: North East
District: Northumberland

Time to Shine 11 Jan 2017

The project will build an interactive/human sundial surrounded by a wildlife garden. This will improve facilities for educational and recreational activities and help young people and vulnerable groups to develop confidence, social and employability skills in constructing, designing and landscaping the new area.

Amount: £9,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Minsteracres Retreat Centre
Region: North East
District: Northumberland

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.

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.

Activate 15 Feb 2017

The school will develop their playground area, installing a traverse wall and floor markings. This will improve outdoor facilities and activities to help aid children's development through active play.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Central Primary School
Region: North East
District: Northumberland

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.

Armagh Voluntary Welfare Group 03 Aug 2017

The group, based in Armagh, provides social activities for widows, widowers and carers. They are using a £10,000 grant to provide a respite trip to Scotland for 90 members.

Krazee Krafters Adult time 31 May 2017

The project will deliver weekly craft activities for people with disabilities in the Seaton Valley. This will provide creative, recreational and social activities for local people to reduce their isolation and improve their wellbeing.

Amount: £8,562
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Krazee Krafters
Region: North East
District: Northumberland

Edenvilla Community Links - Linking Neighbours Making Friends 31 Aug 2017

The group provides activities, events and support to older people living in Portadown. The project is using an £8,967 to organise a range of activities over the coming year to improve the wellbeing of older people in the area.

Bannfoot LOL Community Recreational Area 11 May 2017

The Orange Lodge, which is based in a rural area near Craigavon, provides community facilities. They are using the £10,000 grant to create a multipurpose tarmac area for children and adults to use for social and recreational activities.

Augnaskeagh and Moybrick Community Development Association 07 Dec 2017

The group is based at Augnaskeagh Orange Hall, outside Dromara, Co Down. They are using the £9,693 grant on a year-long programme of social events and health and wellbeing activities to bring people together, and to develop plans for an extension to the hall to increase community use.

Portadown Supporters Portadown Community Festival 06 Jul 2017

The group provides fundraising and promotional support for Portadown Football Club. The project used the £9,850 grant to organise a community festival during July and August at various venues in the Portadown area.

Ballylisk Mullavilly CA Community Hub Roof Refurbishment 28 Sep 2017

The group is based in an Orange Hall in Ballylisk just outside Tandragee. The £10,000 grant is being used to replace the roof of the hall so that community activities can continue to be run there.

Friends of Granemore School 25 May 2017

The Parent Teacher Association for Granemore Primary School in Tassagh, Co Armagh received £10,000 to install an outdoor play area and sensory garden.

Singing Spreads Sunshine 13 Sep 2017

The project will provide after school singing sessions for children and outreach to community venues, including care homes, where adults and children can take part in sessions together. This will improve people's wellbeing and build positive links with the community.

Hanover FC HFC Community Project 26 Oct 2017

The Portadown club provides activities and events for the wider community. They used the £9,800 grant to make improvements to their pre-fab mobile, buy a storage container and provide trips and a Christmas party for the community.

Mobility equipment to provide specialist access to beach areas 19 Jul 2017

The project will purchase specially designed wheelchairs and access matting to help people with disabilities and mobility issues, and older people to enjoy local beaches with their families. The project aims to reduce isolation and promote social inclusion.

Amount: £9,966
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Beach Access North East
Region: North East
District: Northumberland

Laurelvale Women's Institute 09 Nov 2017

The group provides activities for women in the Tandragee area. The group are using the £9,328 on a year-long programme of activities and trips.

Drumsallen Primary School 14 Sep 2017

The rural primary school in Killylea, outside Armagh, is using a £6,420 grant to provide activities including a community dinner, parent support and keep fit classes, flower arranging, and an art and history project for pupils, supported by a local artist and residents.