An exciting new opportunity for individuals, groups, projects and sports clubs has been announced – The National Lottery Good Causes Awards.
The Awards are aimed at celebrating the inspiring work being carried out in communities all over Ireland thanks to National Lottery Good Causes funding.
Open to any community project, club, or individual who has received National Lottery funding from the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 the awards will involve County and Regional finals between July and September, culminating in a televised Gala Awards Dinner in the Clayton (Burlington) Hotel in Dublin on Saturday November 3rd.
There are six Awards categories and one special category. The categories are:
· Health & Wellness
· Arts & Culture and
The special Award is the Irish Language (which will only involve the National Final).
Entries will be judged not on the amount received in Good Causes funding but on the impact of the funding on a local community, group or service users. The overall winning project will receive up to €35,000 to put towards their great work, while category winners will receive €10,000.
Nearly 30 cent of every euro spent on National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes all over Ireland in the area of Sports, Arts and Heritage, Youth, Health, Community, and the Irish Language. That amounts to an incredible €620,000 a day. By playing National Lottery games, the people of Ireland have helped raise over €5 billion since 1987 – funding which has had an enormous impact in communities, like yours, throughout Ireland.
The submission process is very simple. Details are at www.lottery.ie/goodcausesawards