THE National Lottery Community Fund is encouraging people to get in touch if they have an idea about supporting their community during this challenging time.
This comes as support has been given to groups across Northern Ireland including the Mid & East Antrim area to help tackle the big issues, such as keeping people connected and mental health.
The National Lottery Community Fund is happy to talk to any group about their ideas and give advice.
Since March, they have given over £11.2 million in grants to 469 new projects in Northern Ireland, as well as supporting current grant holders with additional funding.
Kate Beggs, Northern Ireland Director of The National Lottery Community Fund, said: “People know best what is needed in their area. We want to fund projects that have been developed by people in an area, not projects that are done to them. This is more important than ever during this ever-changing pandemic.
“It’s inspiring to see all these projects rising to the challenges of COVID-19 and looking to the future, supporting people in need. The wide range of projects funded demonstrates the strength of their members and the importance of staying connected with each other in these unprecedented times.
“National Lottery players can be proud to know that the money they raise is making such a difference across Northern Ireland.”
If you would like to talk about an idea you have or applying for funding, please phone The National Lottery Community Fund on 028 4378 0003 or visit www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/northern-ireland
Some of the groups who have received funding can be seen below: