Moy Park calls for applications as Community Support Fund reaches halfway point

Moy Park general manager Gareth Wright and Moyraverty Arts and Drama Society, one of the Community Support Fund recipients. Picture: Brian Morrison

FOOD processor Moy Park has awarded £450,000 to 50 community organisations across the UK for projects aimed at supporting and enriching the lives of those in need.

And the company is now calling for further applications as its £1 million Community Support Fund reaches the halfway stage.

The fund was established a year ago to support community groups local to Moy Park's operations across Europe.

To date the grants have benefited a wide range of groups, from culinary workshops and charities to sports clubs and outdoor play areas, including Ballyclare RFC, Barnardo's, Dungannon Historical Society and Moyraverty Arts and Drama Society.

Applications are open for another 12 months, with £550,000 still available to support local groups.

Moy Park's HR and performance director Kirsty Wilkins said: “We recognise our role in contributing to the wellbeing of those in the local areas in which we operate. Many of our Community Support Fund recipients have been heavily impacted by the pandemic, and we hope this has helped to ease the burden.

“It has been a pleasure to support so many worthwhile causes in communities across the UK, ensuring they can continue to offer their services to those who need it most.

“We will continue to support our communities and their vital work going forward and urge more groups to come forward and apply for our Community Support Fund.”

Applications to apply for a grant can be made via Moy Park's website

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