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Over £166,000 awarded to local communities

Over £166,000 awarded to local communities

April 1, 2019

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has awarded grant support of £166,182.00 to 66 eligible community and voluntary groups across the council area through its Community Support Grant Scheme.

This scheme provides assistance to local groups towards running and programme costs.  It helps to develop a partnership between the council and the community sector across the Lisburn Castlereagh area to deliver community development outputs.

Alderman Paul Porter, Chairman of the Council’s Leisure and Community Development Committee said: “The council is committed to developing its communities and is delighted to have provided financial support to 66 community and voluntary groups across its area.  These groups play a very important role within their communities through developing services to meet the needs of local people and ultimately improving the quality of life in their neighbourhood.

“These grants allow local groups to support their members in becoming active citizens within their community; and encourage them to target areas of social need.  The council supports empowerment of its residents and these local groups can help make and influence decisions in their community.”

For further details on funding opportunities for community and voluntary groups in the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area, please visit www.lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk/community