Belfast Telegraph

Arts Festival to throw a £10,000 bash

By Helen McDowell

An arts group has secured £10,000 – to throw a party for the people of East Belfast.

The grant is going to East Belfast Arts Festival, to deliver an arts festival in the area. The organisation was set up to support performing arts activities to enhance community confidence and self esteem.

It and a local nursery school are celebrating their share of a £845,476 lottery windfall for Northern Ireland.

Kings Road Nursery School received £6,372 to buy indoor and outdoor play equipment for pre-school age children in the Tullycarnet and surrounding area of Dundonald.

A grant of £9,778 will enable the Northern Ireland Community Addiction Service Ltd to upgrade its IT equipment and draw up a fundraising plan in support of its work with people with drugs and alcohol addictions across South, East and West Belfast.

Jigsaw NI received £6,100 to deliver an activity and fitness based programme with 24 adults with disabilities in the Belfast and Bangor areas.

In total, 102 groups across the province benefited from this latest round of small grants from the Lottery Awards for All fund. The grants aim to have a big impact on local communities and the lives of people most in need.

Groups wanting to apply for a grant can visit, call 9055 1455, or e-mail

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