Thursday, January 30, 2014

City of Culture Gets Big Lottery Funding

The UK National Lottery's Big Lottery Fund has awarded a £400,000 grant to the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland’s Acorn Fund.

The money will be used to fund community arts and culture projects and to support projects for young people and marginalized groups, such as the homeless and people with learning disabilities.

"This grant to the Community Foundation will help to support people and communities across County Londonderry to build a legacy to the first UK City of Culture," Frank Hewitt (Big Lottery Fund Northern Ireland) said. "We are looking forward to hearing how this grant will benefit local people to play their part in building the legacy."