Lidl Northern Ireland has announced the projects and groups which have been shortlisted to receive funding as part of this year’s Lidl Community Works campaign and it’s calling on local Londonderry shoppers to cast their final vote.
Lidl Northern Ireland launched this year’s Lidl Community Works campaign in May, asking customers to nominate groups and projects from across Northern Ireland who they felt deserved recognition for all the work they do in their local communities.
The public are now invited to visit their local store before Sunday, September 17 to cast their vote for one of the shortlisted groups which they feel is the most worthy winner.
£6000 will be made available at each of Lidl’s 38 stores across Northern Ireland and with three groups shortlisted at each store, one overall winner will receive £4000 of the fund while the further two runners up will receive £1000 each.
Conor Boyle, Regional Director at Lidl Northern Ireland said, “We received over 2,000 nominations this year for Lidl Community Works, a figure which only reinforces the need for such an initiative for our communities and we at Lidl are thrilled to be able to support where we can.
“We’re delighted to be in a position where we can give back to the local communities that have supported us over the years and therefore really want to encourage everyone to come out to vote. The competition will definitely be tough since all those who are shortlisted are really deserving of both appreciation and acknowledgment for all their hard work and we wish them all the best during the voting period.”
Among the shortlisted groups from across County Londonderry in this year’s Community Works campaign are:
Friends of Rossmar Special School in Limavady
The Playhouse Theatre and Arts Centre in Londonderry
La Dolce Vita (domestic violence support group) Londonderry
REACH cross community youth group Londonderry
Since the initial launch of Lidl Community Works in 2014, Lidl has donated funding and given practical help to over 700 community groups and charities across the country. To view all the shortlisted groups and to find out more about Lidl Community Works, visit https://www.lidl-ni.co.uk/en/lidl- community-works.htm