35 finalists prepare to compete all over the country
On Saturday 1st of October, Grainne Seoige will take to the stage at Killashee House Hotel in Co. Kildare to present the National Lottery Good Causes Awards. The popular journalist, broadcaster and Irish language advocate will be joined by an impressive line-up of familiar faces to present the awards to deserving winners from all over the country.
The National Lottery Good Causes Awards honour the inspiring work and achievements of thousands of projects, clubs and individuals from all over Ireland who with the help of National Lottery Good Causes funding have had an extraordinary impact on their local communities. Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes all over the country.
The Guest of Honour will be Minister Michael McGrath who is set to give an inspiring word of encouragement to the 35 finalists ahead of the ceremony.
Guests will also be treated to a powerful musical performance by the Mount Sion Choir, who will sing on the main stage in Killashee House Hotel.
The countdown is on for the National Lottery Good Causes Awards which is taking place in Killashee House Hotel on October 1st. Sonya Lennon, who is Chair of this year’s judging panel,photographed along with Gráinne Seoige, who will host the Awards ceremony in two weeks, and Jennifer Crowe, the National Lottery CSR and Good Causes Relationship Manager.
The Awards have seven categories: Sport, Health & Wellbeing, Heritage, Arts & Culture, Community, Youth and Irish Language. A new category, ‘Hero of the Year’, will be announced at the Awards final, in recognition of outstanding work done by an individual within an organisation.
Each category winner will receive €10,000; the Hero of the Year will win €5,000 while the overall Good Cause of the Year will get an additional €25,000 on top of this.
Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on all National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts, heritage, and the Irish Language. In total more than €6 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 34 years ago. In 2021 alone, €304 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.
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