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Big boost for Belleek with lotto awards

BELLEEK is the big winner as seven community groups across the county have been awarded essential funding. 
A total of £61,176 has been granted to seven different community groups by the National Lottery Awards. 
The grants will be used for refurbishments, new equipment and to fund a family fun weekend. 
Belleek GAA team Erne Gaels GAC are using a £9,750 grant to refurbish and modernise their building to make it more suitable for this work, including new energy-efficient doors and windows, exterior lighting, and improvements to the disabled-access ramp and handrails.
St Davog’s Primary School, also based in Belleek, is using a £10,000 grant to build a soft play area and install a climbing frame and sensory play equipment, as well as making their playground more accessible for disabled pupils.
Erne Paddlers based in Enniskillen, is using a £9,920 grant to buy canoeing equipment support the group’s Special Olympics programme and other work building community through paddle sports, including open canoes, buoyancy bags, safety ropes, paddles, buoyancy aids and helmets.
St Patrick’s Primary School, based in Derrygonnelly, is using a grant of £8,000 to buy iPads, programmable robots, and microphones to support the pupils’ ICT education.
1st Enniskillen Guides will use the £3,510 grant to buy camping equipment, including tents, groundsheets, camping stoves and utensils, folding tables, 
head torches and lanterns, and storage boxes.
Kesh Carnival have been granted £9,996 to run a family fun weekend for local people, with activities including family sports events, live music, children’s crafts, a petting farm and balloon entertainment.
Also receiving funding are the Little Treasures Playgroup. 
The playgroup, based in Kinawley is using a £10,000 grant to develop an 
open space where children can be physically active and learn about the environment. 
The space will include a sand pit, a water wall, an outdoor paint board, a painted bike track, hop scotch markings, a mud kitchen and a sensory area.
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