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Cortamlet PTA ICT Hub 16 Feb 2017

The group raises funds for Cortamlet Primary School in Newry. The project is using the £10,000 grant to set up an ICT hub at the school which can be used by both the school and the wider community.

Three Ways Community Association 07 Dec 2017

The organisation in Newry delivers programmes supporting health and wellbeing to the local community. It is using the grant of £10,000 to organise a number of social events and trips.

Autism Families Summer Scheme 03 Aug 2017

The group, based in Newry, provides a safe social space for children with Autism and their families or carers to come together for activities. They are using £5,813 to provide a social and educational trips across Northern Ireland.

Leitrim Snr Citizens Social Activity and Crafting for Isolated Seniors 31 Aug 2017

The group provides activities for older people in a rural area near Castlewellan. They are using the £2,930 grant to run a programme of activities for local older people including trips and activities and to buy sewing machines for their craft classes.

WA Armagh and Down Creating Connections 03 Aug 2017

The group provides services and support to women and children at risk from domestic and sexual violence or abuse. The project is using a £10,000 grant to commission plans for redeveloping the group’s premises.

Vision 2020 26 Oct 2017

The Camlough based group supports survivors of all brain injuries, their families and carers. They received £108,891 for their Vision 2020 project and are using the money for staffing and programme costs so they can expand the activities and support they offer. These include social and recreational activities such as exercise sessions, cookery, gardening, art therapy, trips and relaxation classes. They are also using the money to give information to members and their families, and awareness raising.

Mourne Community Choir Celebrating Cultural Heritage Through Song 28 Sep 2017

The group, who are based in Newcastle, is a community choir for the south Down area who focus on reviving local folk songs. They are using the £6,820 grant to buy equipment and provide music tuition to help develop the choir further.

The Life Change Changes Lives Project 19 Sep 2017

The Downpatrick based group is using an £83,792 grant for staff costs and delivery of a pop-up art project that provides therapy, counselling and crisis intervention for people with mental health difficulties, addictions and those who suffer from social isolation across County Down. The two year project is bringing people together and helping them to build their skills and improve their mental wellbeing.

Lisnamulligan PB Rural Community Project 28 Sep 2017

The pipe band, based in a rural area near Hilltown, also organise activities which increase community spirit and interaction. They are using the £6,309 grant to project to run a community events, buy equipment that can be used at future events and to train volunteers.

Young At Heart 2018 20 Dec 2017

The group caters for older people in the Bessbrook area of Co Armagh. It is using a grant of £9,999 to provide a year-long programme of activities and outings.

Amount: £9,999
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Young At Heart
Region: Northern Ireland
District: Newry, Mourne and Down

TPP2 Down Right Brilliant Youth Club 13 Apr 2017

Down Right Brilliant Youth Club by Newry and Mourne Down Syndrome Support group, Newry are using their £49,955 grant to set up a youth club for children and young adults with Down Syndrome and their siblings with activities to reduce isolation, build friendships and give the young people their own space.

Downpatrick PS The Mr Men and Little Miss Room 12 Oct 2017

The primary school is using the £9,888 grant to convert a classroom into a Nurture Room, equipped with sensory equipment to be used by children with additional needs.

Newtownhamilton CA Keeping Busy In Newtownhamilton 19 Jan 2017

The group provides community activities in a rural area near Newry. They are using the £7,349 grant to provide new furniture and equipment for the community centre so that more people can take part in activities there.

Age Concern Newcastle Activities For Older People 17 Aug 2017

The group provides support and services for older people living in Newcastle and the surrounding area. They are using the grant of £10,000 to provide a yearly programme of activities and events for The Thursday Club which meets once a month.

Derrybeg Community Association 09 Nov 2017

The community group, based in Newry, is using the £9,980 grant to run a series of activities and trips to bring people in local community together. Activities include, a Christmas show, day trips, workshops, and a Christmas dinner for older people.

Curley Rural Community Association 20 Jul 2017

The group provides learning and social activities for older people and families in Co Down. They received £9,745 to deliver training, provide trips, classes and social events for the local community in Donaghmore.

The Reivers Festival Society 25 May 2017

The group from Kilkeel organises an annual festival in July. They received £10,000 to organise the festival over two weeks culminating with a large pageant and concert.

Grange Primary School 26 Oct 2017

The primary school, based in Kilkeel, is using the £10,000 grant to buy Ipads and run a series of workshops with an author and artist so that the pupils can produce a digital story book about fairies inspired by the school's garden.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Grange Primary School
Region: Northern Ireland
District: Newry, Mourne and Down

Naiscoil Na mBeann 17 Aug 2017

The group is an Irish language playgroup based in Kilkeel. They used the £9,990 grant on an outdoor learning and educational area, including storytelling area, chalkboard, sandpit, sensory garden, and a sensory board. It also provide ‘Learning together’ sessions for parents and children.

Amount: £9,990
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Naiscoil Na mBeann
Region: Northern Ireland
District: Newry, Mourne and Down

Kilclief RA Community Garden 09 Nov 2017

The organisation, which is based in Kilclief, Co Down, makes physical improvements to the village. They are using a £5,950 grant to transform an area of wasteland at the entrance to the village into a community garden that will include a wild flower area, sensory zone, seating, and pathways.