A previous recipient of an Ulster Bank Skills & Opportunities funding award, Lenadoon Community Forum is urging people in the Lisburn area to back three local community groups as they vie for a slice of the 2016 £2.5m overall Skills & Opportunities Awards pot.
Lisburn community groups Sentinus Lisburn, LCC Community Trust and Lisburn Enterprise Organisation have all been shortlisted in the current round of this year’s Skills & Opportunities Fund.
Lenadoon Community Forum was awarded £35,000 in August 2015 to help implement a range of education and employability programmes and Training Manager Sharon McCullough believes that votes from local people played a key part in helping them ultimately secure the funding support they needed.
“It’s so important for the short-listed groups to receive votes from the public,” she said.
Every vote counts and voting is simple to do:
just go to the Vote for your project section on skillsandopportunitiesfund.ulsterbank.com; select a region and follow the instructions to vote for up to one project in each region.