Two organisations in the Roe Valley that tackle poverty and help those suffering a debilitating health condition have been awarded grants totalling close to £14,000.
St Joseph’s and St Mary’s Conference of St Vincent De Paul, Banagher, and the Fibromyalgia Awareness NI received the grants from Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All programme.
St Joseph’s and St Mary’s Conference of St Vincent De Paul, Banagher, works locally in the parish to tackle poverty in all forms.
They are using the £9,999 to provide a summer and Christmas outings for older people in the community.
Fibromyalgia Awareness NI has received a £3,200 grant.
Fibromyalgia Awareness NI provides support to sufferers of Fibromyalgia and ME in the Limavady area. They are using the £3,200 to provide a range of activities and events in the group’s Drop In centre and will also produce promotional materials.
Joanne McDowell, Big Lottery Fund NI Director, said: “The Big Lottery Fund’s NI Awards for All programme funds health, education, environment and community projects that help people bring about positive change in their lives, improve health and well-being, develop skills and create safer communities.
“The application process is simple and accessible and shall remain so, making it easy for applicants to successfully apply for small pots of funding that can have such a big impact on local communities and lives.”
Application forms are available to download at www.biglotteryfund.org.uk. Call 028 9055 1455 for information.