The National Lottery is on the lookout for Irish Language community projects or organisations to enter a special category in the inaugural National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2018.
The Awards – which will have seven categories including the Irish language – are aimed at honouring the inspiring work being carried out by thousands of projects, clubs and individuals all over Ireland thanks to National Lottery Good Causes funding.
Six Donegal County Winners have already been announced ahead of the regional National Lottery Good Causes finals:
- Sport – Killybegs GAA Club
- Health & Wellbeing – Liquid Therapy Bundoran
- Arts & Culture – An Grianán Theatre
- Heritage – Kilmacrennan Abbey Preservation Society
- Community – Spraoi agus Sport Family Centre
- Youth – Donegal Youth Service
This Irish Language Award is open to any community projects or organisation which received National Lottery funding, through the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht, in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016. Applications for the Awards are now open at awards.lottery.ie
Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on National Lottery games – or almost €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 was raised by players of National Lottery games for such Good Causes.
The competition – which culminates in a televised Gala Awards Dinner in Dublin on Saturday, 3rd November, has seven categories: Sport, Health & Wellbeing, Heritage, Arts & Culture, Community, Youth and Irish Language. Judging of Irish Language applications will take place on 7-9th October 2018.
Each category winner will receive €10,000 and the overall Good Cause of the Year will receive an additional €25,000.