Beggs welcomes community funding across East Antrim

East Antrim Ulster Unionist Party MLA Roy Beggs has welcomed news from the National Lottery Community Fund that details funding allocated right across his constituency.

Mr Beggs MLA said “The National Lottery run a number of funding schemes which aim to provide small grants for groups, to support people and their communities and also to empower our young people. I welcome this funding which will improve community infrastructure and provide a much needed boost to a number of projects.

Specifically, in East Antrim it is good to see the Glens Wellbeing Group, Cushendall receive £5,600 to run actives to improve mental health and wellbeing. Cairndhu Rowing Club are to receive £10,000 to buy a new boat which will hopefully allow more members of the community to take up the sport.

In Carrickfergus, Home Start which also covers Greenisland and Newtownabbey have been awarded £3,164 to upgrade computer and phone systems. The Sir Stanley Matthews Foundation is using a £10,000 grant to train young people across Carrickfergus and Newtownabbey in a community leadership programme.

Additionally, funding will also be allocated in our local area to combat rural isolation and a further project will aim to provide a voice to young people in care.”

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