Sinn Fein Councillor John Rice has praised local community groups after a recent funding competition ‘In It to win it’ by Newry Mourne and Down District Council.
The scheme was rolled out and held first in the Slieve Croob DEA. It saw various groups and organisations compete for funding from the council.
Each group carried out a presentation with the winner being decided by all those who entered the programme.
11 groups entered the project with 2 first place prizes of £375 and runner-up getting £200.
Councillor Rice said;
‘This is a fantastic scheme which brought all these great groups and organisations together.’
‘I would advice other groups to apply for the scheme when it is brought into their DEA’.
‘I would like to congratulate the winners Magic Stars, Kilmagen VC and Clough playgroup in winning this funding, however, all groups were disserving of credit for their fantastic work.