Vote for community groups

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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; select a region and follow the instructions to vote for up to one project in each region.