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£10,000 Lottery grant will buy iPads for south Armagh children to give them digital access

The Community Restorative Justice in Newry and Armagh project enables pupils to take part in online learning while at home due to COVID-19

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A £10,000 grant will help deliver digital access for children living in south Armagh who are currently forced to do without.

The money – part of a £2.1 million handout to over 30 projects across Northern Ireland – is winging its way to a Newry-based group.

The National Lottery Community Fund is aiming t0 help support local people in these uncertain times.

And as part of that Community Restorative Justice in Newry and Armagh has been allocated £10,000.

It intends to buy iPads for children and young people – aged between five and 16 – who live across south Armagh and do not have access to digital media.

The project enables pupils to take part in online learning while at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kate Beggs, Northern Ireland Director of The National Lottery Community Fund, said: “The wide range of projects funded today demonstrates the strength of their members and communities and the importance of staying connected with each other in these unprecedented times.

“It’s inspiring to see all these groups, staff and volunteers rising to the challenges of COVID-19 and looking to the future, supporting people in need.

“These awards, made possible by National Lottery players, recognise the incredible work happening across Northern Ireland. National Lottery players can be proud to know that money they raise is continuing to make such a difference.

“All National Lottery funded projects can contact their Funding Officer if they need advice or have any questions about their grant.

“Full updates from the organisation regarding our response to COVID-19, information on applying for grants and general contact details can be found on our website www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk.”

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