Eight clubs and other worthy groups in Galway have been named as the county winners of the National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2022.
The Good Causes Awards were created by the National Lottery to distribute funding from money spent on the lotto, back to groups, causes, and individuals in local communities.
Nearly 30 cent of every euro spent on National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes all over the country.
Announcing the county winners today, National Lottery CEO, Andrew Algeo, said that these entries “exemplified the positive impact” that these groups are having in their communities.
“Celebrating the inspirational work being carried out by these extraordinary beneficiaries, and recognising the effect that they have on their communities, is exactly what the Good Causes Awards are all about.”
The winning groups in Galway are:
- Galway Film Fleadh (Junior Galway Film Fleadh)
- Row to Recovery
- The Galway Sub Aqua Club
- Youth Work Ireland Galway
- Gaillimh le Gaeilge
- Muintearas Teoranta
- Connacht Hockey
- Lough Grainey Nature Sanctuary
The awards, which culminates in a Gala Awards Dinner in October, has seven main categories: Sport, Health & Wellbeing, Heritage, Arts & Culture, Community, Youth and Irish Language.
The 118 County Finalists will now compete for a place in the National Finals judging phase next month, after which the 35 National Finalists will be announced.
The total prize fund for the Good Causes Awards is €130,000 and each of the 35 finalists will win €1,000 when they are announced in June.
At the awards ceremony in October, each of the seven category winners will receive €10,000, and the overall national winner will take home an additional €25,000.