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Inishowen urged to enter Good Causes Awards 09.09.20

THE National Lottery is encouraging sports clubs, community organisations and projects in Inishowen to enter the Good Causes Awards, with a total prize fund of €95,000 on offer.
These awards honour the inspiring work and achievements of thousands of projects, clubs and individuals all over Ireland, who, with the help of Good Causes funding, have had an extraordinary impact on their local communities.
The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, 20th February, 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.
The Good Causes Awards judging process will be chaired by Lotto presenter and RTÉ weather broadcaster, Nuala Carey.
Speaking on launching the awards, Nuala Carey said it is fitting that the profound impact of various Good Causes in villages, towns and cities all over Ireland, is recognised.
She said: “The National Lottery is used to celebrating winners. However we have thousands of winners, unsung heroes, who work quietly under the radar to make positive change in their communities and these awards reflect that dedication and commitment. I was lucky enough to witness this having being on the judging panel for the national finals of the Good Causes Awards for the past two years so this year I am thrilled to be chairing the panel of judges.”

Individuals, community projects and organisations in Inishowen who received Good Causes funding between the years 2014 to 2019 (inclusive) are eligible to apply. The closing date for applications is Friday, 9th October 2020, at 5pm. You can enter the competition and check your eligibility at www.lottery.ie/goodcausesawards .

The Awards will have seven categories which will culminate to an awards luncheon on Saturday 20th February 2021 in the Round Room in the Mansion House in strict adherence to Government health guidelines with regard to COVID-19.

The seven categories are:
• Sport
• Health and Well Being
• Arts/Culture
• Heritage
• Community
• Youth Affairs.
• Special category: Irish Language

Each of the seven category winners receiving €10,000 and the overall Good Cause of the Year winning an additional €25,000.
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