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Thursday, 5th July 2018

Entries invited for National Lottery Good Cause Awards

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Pictured at the launch of the National Lottery Good Causes Competition are Karen Devine and Con O’Donoghue of Drogheda company WhiteLight Consulting who are managing the competition for the National Lottery. They are pictured with Irish Olympic Heroes Rob and Marian Heffernan with Kate Finnegan, Aisling Ni Cheallaigh, Sara Granda and Marie Dee from Fidget Feet a Limerick-based aerial dance group and at back the CEO of the National Lottery Dermot Griffin and Bobby Kerr Chair of the Judging panel. Photo: Julian Behal.

Drogheda company managing the competition on behalf of the National Lottery

The National Lottery Good Causes Fund generates €620,000 per day for Good Causes across Ireland. Sports clubs, community groups, senior citizens, health and childcare organisations all benefit from these funds as well as arts, culture, heritage and Irish language groups. That’s over €5billion every year that goes to local communities across Ireland just from Irish people playing National Lottery Games.

Now the National Lottery wants to celebrate and recognise those organisations doing such amazing good work across the country. They have announced the inaugural National Lottery Good Causes Awards and are inviting clubs and community groups across the country to apply now. The competition categories are: Sports, Arts and Culture, Heritage, Youth, Health and Community.

Local company WhiteLight Consulting are managing the competition on behalf of the National Lottery. Project Manager Con O’Donoghue explains, “It’s a really exciting competition. Applying is simple. Just answer three questions and submit your entry on line or by post.”

He continues “The competition is open to any organisation or individual who received funding in 2014, 2015 or 2016 from Dept. of Transport, Tourism and Sports, Dept. of Health, Dept. of Children and Youth Affairs, HSE, Dept. of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht or the Dept. of Housing, Planning and Local Government.”

“The closing date for applications is 13th July, that’s just next Friday, so don’t delay, get your entry in now. It’s really quick and easy, it takes about ten minutes. Your community group, sports club or arts organisation can win valuable cash prizes but even more importantly, they could win valuable publicity at the National Awards which will be televised in November” Con concludes.

To enter just visit www.lottery.ie/good-causes-awards or pick up an application form in your local National Lottery retailer.

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