Chance For Past Kerry Beneficiaries Of Lottery Funding To Win €35,000

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Pictured at the launch of a new National Lottery Awards programmer in Dublin Castle was Irish Olympic Hero Marian Heffernan and Kate Finnegan,Aisling Ni Cheallaigh,Sara Granda and Marie Dee from Fidget Feet a Limerick-based aerial dance group all of whom benefitted from National Lottery funding. Photo: Julien Behal

CLUBS, projects and individuals in Kerry who have benefitted from National Lottery Good Cause funding have been invited to enter an exciting new national competition with the chance of winning a total of €35,000.

The new National Lottery Good Causes Awards, launched this week, are aimed at honouring the inspiring work and achievements of thousands of projects, clubs and individuals in Kerry and all over Ireland.

The significant new Awards initiative, which will have seven categories, will recognise the incredible difference that National Lottery-funded projects have made to communities in recent years.

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The Awards will involve County and Regional Finals culminating in a Gala Awards Final Dinner which will be held in Dublin on November 3rd. Entries are now open for the Kerry County Competition in all categories.

Individuals, community projects and organisations in Kerry who received Good Causes funding in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 are eligible to apply. Applications for the Awards are now open and people can enter and check eligibility at

The Awards will have seven categories, with County and Regional finals leading up to the Gala Awards Dinner on Saturday 3rd November.

The categories are:

• Sport
• Health and Well Being
• Arts/Culture
• Heritage
• Community
• Youth Affairs.
• Irish Language (Special award to be announced at the Awards final)

Each category winner will received €10,000 and the overall Good Cause of the Year will receive an additional €25,000.

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