Monday, November 23, 2020

Broadcaster and journalist Grainne Seoige. Photo: Mac Innes Photography

Community projects, youth projects, charities, sports clubs, and arts and heritage organisations across Kildare have been reminded to get their entries in for the National Lottery Good Causes Awards ahead of the extended deadline on Friday 27 November.

The Good Causes Awards, with a total prize fund of €95,000, honours the inspiring work and achievements of thousands of projects, clubs and individuals who, with the help of National Lottery Good Causes funding, have had an extraordinary impact on their local communities. Organisations have until 5pm on Friday to get their entries in.

The final awards ceremony will take place on Saturday 27 March 2021 in the Mansion House in Dublin. The finale will be presented by broadcaster and journalist Grainne Seoige and the competition’s judging process will be chaired by Lotto presenter and RTÉ weather broadcaster Nuala Carey.

Individuals, community projects and organisations who received Good Causes funding between the years 2014 to 2019 (inclusive) are eligible to apply. You can enter and check eligibility at

The Awards will have seven categories – Sport, Health and Well Being, Arts/Culture, Heritage, Community, Youth Affairs and a special category: Irish Language. Each of the seven category winners will receive €10,000 and the overall Good Cause of the Year will win an additional €25,000.

By Conor Forrest
Contact Newsdesk: 045 432147

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