“The National Lottery has recently announced funding of €95K available through its Good Causes Awards. Categories include Sport, Health & Wellness, Community, Youth, Arts & Culture & Heritage. Another special Award is the Irish Language award (which will only involve the National Final).”

“Entries will be judged on the impact of the funding on a local community, group or service users. Category winners will receive €10,000. The overall Good Cause of the Year will receive an additional €25,000. Deadline Friday March 29th. More info www.lottery.ie/goodcausesawards. This funding is a welcome addition to the community grants announced recently by SDCC. This funding will go a long way to supporting local, voluntary groups working tirelessly within the community.”