Six Kildare winners at National Lottery Good Causes Award

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Six  Kildare finalists at National Lottery Good Causes Award

The Jack and Jill Children's Foundation, Suncroft GAA, Age and Opportunity, Tea Lane Graveyard Committee and Run of the Mill Theatre are the six Kildare clubs, community projects and organisations announced today as county winners in the National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2019.

The awards were created to honour and showcase the inspiring work being carried out by thousands of projects, clubs and individuals in their local communities across Ireland thanks to National Lottery Good Causes funding. Nearly 30 cent of every euro spent on National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes all over the country.

Announcing the winners of the county phase of the awards today, National Lottery CEO, Dermot Griffin, said: “We were bowled over by the number and calibre of entries we received for these awards and it is proof that organisations supported by National Lottery funding are having a huge impact in their local communities. Recognising and celebrating this impact is what the National Lottery Good Causes Awards is all about.”

These winners will now go forward to the six Regional finals, competing for a place in the National Finals in Dublin on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Each category winner will received €10,000 and the overall Good Cause of the Year will receive an additional €25,000.  

Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on National Lottery games – or over €620,000 per day goes back to Good Causes all over the country in the areas of Sports, Arts, Culture, Heritage, Community, Health, Youth and the Irish Language. Last year alone more than €226 million in funds for Good Causes was raised by participants of the National Lottery.

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