MEP outlines funding opportunities to local groups
MEP Diane Dodds has committed to working alongside local community groups to help bring funding into the Dungannon area.
Mrs. Dodds was speaking at a packed “Funding Workshop” in Moygashel Orange Hall last week, as part of her series of funding seminars across Northern Ireland.
Following the meeting, Diane Dodds said: “We had a very broad range of community groups present – churches, lodges, bands, youth organisations to name but a few – and what was clear was the determination of those present to see their local community improve.
“Often the stumbling block to community development and organisation development is a lack of money, and in my ‘Signposts to Funding Opportunities’ directory I have outlined some of the trusts and EU funding streams that are available to a wide range of organisations, along with some advice on how to prepare your group to get to the point of applying for funding.
“I hope to run another series of workshops in the future that will give those wishing to apply further detailed advice on the application process. In the meantime if any group requires further information or assistance, or would like a copy of the directory, please contact my office in Lisburn on 92 667733 or visit my website www.dianedodds.co.uk.”
Local DUP MLA Lord Morrow who attended the event commented: “The Moygashel funding workshop proved to be most useful and constructive. Accessing funding can difficult and those seeking financial assistance often find the process frustrating. However the feedback I am receiving is that the European booklet “Signposts to Funding Opportunities” will be a useful tool for all community groups in the borough council area.”
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