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Grab a Grant!

Published: Wed, 25 Apr 2018
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Pictured (l-r) Louise Smyth (NIHE), Martin Quinn (Supporting Communities), Michelle Hazlett & Michael Dallat (NIHE)
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We’ve launched our Community Grant Scheme in the Mid Ulster Area
Applications for our Community Grant Scheme are now open to all constituted resident and community groups, based or working in areas covered by our Mid Ulster area – Cookstown, Dungannon and Magherafelt.
Funding is available for projects which encourage health and wellbeing, environmental improvement, intergenerational or community safety initiatives at a local level.  We want to promote new initiatives that enhance the welfare of tenants and residents within our estates.
A total of £20,000 funding is available, and groups may apply for a grant of up to £5,000. We want to encourage:
Participation from tenants and residents in their estates/communities to develop initiatives around volunteering and social enterprise;
Tenants/residents to develop their skills and broaden their experience by working alongside statutory agencies within their local areas;
Projects that will improve physical & mental health and wellbeing of tenants/residents.
The closing date for applications is 4.00pm, Monday 21st May 2018.
Our Mid Ulster Area Manager, Michael Dallat, said:
“Community grants are available to help local community groups and residents promote initiatives that benefit their communities.  I’ve seen how a small amount of money can make a significant difference, and I would encourage residents’ associations and community groups to get in touch.”
If you live in Cookstown, Dungannon or Magherafelt and think your project will enhance or improve your local community, contact your local Housing Executive office for an application form and guidelines on how to apply (telephone 03448 920 900).
All completed forms should be addressed to Michael Dallat, Area Manager, and be received in the Cookstown, Dungannon or Magherafelt local offices by 4.00pm on Monday, 21 May 2018.
You can also contact Supporting communities for free support and advice on completing your application, email  info@supportingcommunities.org or contact 028 8676 7040 for further details.