Ballymacash Scouts get a big grant from the Big Lottery Fund

Scouts in Lisburn are set to share in a grants windfall from the Big Lottery Fund.

1st Ballymacash Scout Group has been awarded £3,793 from Awards for All. It will allow the scout group to expand their network to include the parents and family in a bonding, confidence building camping event.

This award is part of a grants roll-out of £592,282 to 70 groups across Northern Ireland

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It comes as Big Lottery Fund celebrates its 10th birthday, having supported more than 7,000 community projects and invested £302 million across the province.

Awards for All offers community, voluntary and statutory groups the chance to apply for small grants of between £500 and £10,000 that will have a big impact on local communities and the lives of people most in need.

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.”