Published: 27th Feb 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced over £2m of funding to support community projects across Northern Ireland.  The funding will be used to support 46 projects which range from supporting children with cancer to bringing people together through community events such as community cinemas. The grants will range in size, from £500 to £500,000, depending on the project. One project that is set to benefit from the funding is Leafair Community Association in Derry that works to empower people of all ages to lead fuller and healthier lives. Leafair will use their £361,900 grant to develop a new project: ‘MALE: Men, Active, Learning and Engagement,’ the project will work to introduce isolated and disengaged men to a wide range of social, learning, economic and cultural activities. The money will help to host employability training and taster sessions which will hopefully increase their skills and address problems with confidence, loneliness … (To read the full article, subscribe below)