Lottery windfall for five Dungannon groups


A total of five community groups in the Dungannon area are to benefit from lottery fund windfalls as part of a £635k roll out to 78 groups across Northern Ireland.

Caledon Regeneration Partnership has received a £10,000 grant from Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All programme.

The group promotes the conservation and protection of the village’s built and natural heritage and develops initiatives to develop community harmony.

They are using the £10,000 for a Village Georgian Festival to celebrate the village’s natural and built environment as well as the NI Year of Food and Drink.

14th Tyrone Scouts, a Pomeroy based scout group are using the £1,278 to provide an activity based day trip. Activities include canoeing and banana boating for 9-15 year olds and wall climbing and archery for 6-8 year olds for a total of 40 children and six leaders.

Derrylee LOL 48A based between Dungannon and Craigavon, assists and provides a range of services for the local community. They are using the £10,000 to repair damage to the hall and replace the floor.

Bonn Cultural Group established in 2012, provides talks, training courses and events for the local community in Pomeroy. They are using the £10,000 to provide equipment for the Bonn Orange Hall for more community activities.

Rainbow Daycare (Eglish) Ltd provides day care for children aged 0-12 in a rural area near Dungannon. They are using the £10,000 to equip a new mobile that is being purchased to extend the playgroup for pre-school children to increase the number of places from 26 to 50.

The equipment will include furniture and fittings and play equipment. 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.