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Grants Awarded to Mid Ulster Community & Voluntary Groups

10 community and voluntary groups from the Magherafelt area of Mid Ulster District Council were recently awarded grants from our Workspace Community Fund to enable them to run projects in their areas that otherwise would not happen.  Groups supported included: Busy Bee Cross Community Playgroup, Ballinascreen Men’s Shed, Glor na Speirini, Ballinascreen Historical Society, Kilcronaghan Community Association, Sixtown’s Community Group, Crossroad Primary School, St Columba’s Primary School, Ballinascreen Eco Schools and Lavey Early Years.


Patsy McShane (front row center), The Workspace Group, with representatives from community groups who received grants from the Workspace Community Fund

As a social enterprise we operate a range of commercial businesses including installing home insulation products, providing business start-up units and support, employability initiatives and recruitment and waste heat recovery, the surpluses from which are used for community benefit.  The Workspace Community fund allows us to allocate a proportion of our surpluses each year so that small grants are available to help finance projects within our local area. Since its launch the Fund has allocated over £92,000 to 257 community projects.

The Workspace Community Fund is currently open for applications for more information or to download a copy of the application form click here. Contact Adele on 028 7962 8113 or email for more information.