The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded funding to four community organisations in Fermanagh and Omagh.

The grants are part of an announcement of £7.2 million from The National Lottery Community Fund to 153 groups across Northern Ireland.

Kesh Evergreens Senior Citizens Club are using an £8,300 grant to expand their lunch club so they can support more people to enjoy a hot meal together and reduce isolation.

Colin Harradence, Chair, Kesh Evergreens Senior Citizens Club, said: “We’re extremely delighted to receive funding from The National Lottery Community Fund.

“This money provides lunches during the winter months for all who wish to take part as members of Kesh Evergreens Senior Citizens Club.

“These lunches encourage our members to attend a group meal every Wednesday to mix and socialise for a couple of hours, and are really appreciated by all our members that attend.”

Tamlaght Community Association received £1,800 to fund a range of winter and summer outings for children and older people. The project will bring people together and improve community spirit.

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Mountfield Ulster Scots Association, based outside Omagh, is using a £9,842 grant to run activities for the community to reduce isolation.

Activities include a funday, pool tournament, Burns Night event, delivering food hampers for older people, and walk and talk breakfasts.

Also receiving funding of £9,800 is the Loughmacrory 50+ Community Group, based outside Omagh.

They are using it to run activities to help their members develop new skills and build friendships. Activities include classes on cookery, exercise, gardening and a celebration event.

Paul Sweeney, The National Lottery Community Fund’s NI Chair, said: “I’m proud to see the impact our funded projects are having in people’s lives and across communities in Northern Ireland as we continue to live with increased pressures and uncertainties.

“Our staff are happy to talk with groups about their ideas for funding to help communities.”

For further information on National Lottery funding, see