Community groups boosted

Craigavon Borough Council's Development Department has hosted a Community Development Cheque Presentation Evening at Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre. Picture By Rick Hewitt. INLM3211-807con
Craigavon Borough Council's Development Department has hosted a Community Development Cheque Presentation Evening at Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre. Picture By Rick Hewitt. INLM3211-807con
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CRAIGAVON Borough Council in partnership with the Department for Social Development have awarded £100,000 of vital community grant aid to 62 community groups throughout the Borough.

The Community Development Grant Aid scheme is an annual programme which is funded by Craigavon Borough Council’s Community Development Section and the Voluntary Community Unit, of the Department for Social Development through the Community Support Programme

Representatives from the community and voluntary sector attended the award ceremony including members from nine new community groups who received seeding grants for the first time.

The funding will support groups to carry out their activities, purchase equipment and deliver projects which will benefit communities across the Borough.

Jointly presenting cheques to the groups were the Mayor of Craigavon, Councillor Alan Carson and Chair of the Development Committee, Councillor Carla Lockhart.

To find out more contact the Community Development Team on 3831 2540.