Lottery cash boost for Coagh playgroup

A COAGH playgroup has been awarded funding from the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All programme.

The small grants programme is awarding £7,000 to Little Acorns Playgroup as part of a grants roll-out of £604,181 to 69 groups across Northern Ireland.

Awards for All offers community, voluntary and statutory groups the chance to apply for small grants of between £500 and £10,000 that will have a big impact on local communities and the lives of people most in need.

Little Acorns will use the funding to buy new play equipment, giving the playgroup’s young members even more choice when it comes to fun and games.

Frank Hewitt, Big Lottery Fund NI Chair, said the Big Lottery Fund’s NI Awards for All programme funds health, education, environment and community projects that help people bring about positive change in their lives, improve health and well-being, develop skills and create safer communities.

“The application process is simple and accessible and shall remain so, making it easy for applicants to successfully apply for small pots of funding that can have such a big impact on local communities and lives,” he added.

Application forms and guidance notes are available to download at For more details call 028 9055 1455, or e-mail