MEP outlines funding opportunities to local groups

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Diane Dodds MEP has committed to working alongside local Churches and Faith based organisations to help bring funding into the Magherafelt area. Mrs. Dodds was speaking at a packed “Funding Workshop” in Magherafelt Council Offices last week,

as part of her series of funding seminars across Northern Ireland.

Following the meeting, Diane Dodds said:“We had a very broad range of Church and Faith organisations present –

churches, boys and girls brigades, youth organisations to name but a few – and what was clear was the determination of those present to see their local community improve.

Often the stumbling block to Church funding is through the many lottery funded schemes available but in my ‘Signposts to Funding for Churches’ directory I have outlined some of the trusts and EU funding streams that are available

to Churches and faith-based organisation, along with some advice on how to prepare your group to get to the point of applying for funding.

I aim to run another series of workshops later in the year that will give those wishing to apply further detailed advice on the application process. In the meantime if any group requires further information or assistance, or would like

a copy of the directory, please contact my office in Lisburn on 92 667733 or visit my website www.dianedodds.co.uk.”