Kilwaughter Minerals has committed a further £20,000 to Larne Football Club’s official charity, the Brighter Futures community fund programme.

The donation doubles the amount contributed to the scheme by the leading minerals processor since it commenced the partnership in 2021.

The money will go towards group and community projects throughout Larne and the surrounding area.

Dozens of projects across the borough have already benefited from grants through the programme, which are made available in four categories including Sport and Recreation, Business Enterprise, Education and Training and Community Needs.

Gary Wilmot, CEO, Kilwaughter Minerals said:

“As a business, we are very mindful that we are also part of our community and we are proud to help support others through a variety of different programmes and initiatives.

“Brighter Futures make an incredible impact across Larne and the wider east Antrim borough, and we’re privileged to play a part.

“Throughout our partnership, it has been a pleasure to see first-hand the tangible difference the grants have made to many. We are delighted to renew our support with this very worthy scheme and look forward to seeing further positive impact from the subsequent awards.”

Kilwaughter Minerals was recently named the winner of the Business in the Community category at the Larne Times Business Excellence Awards and was awarded Silver Status as part of the latest Business in the Community (BITC NI) Environmental Benchmarking Survey.

Gregg Humphrey, Brighter Futures Chairman added:

“Brighter Futures acts as the charitable arm of Larne Football Club and has been in operation since 2019.

“The scheme has been tremendously well received across the borough with a huge take up from a wide variety of groups and individuals.

“Quite simply, the success of Brighter Futures would not be possible without the backing of corporate partners and thanks to Kilwaughter Minerals for its continued valuable support.”

To find out more about Brighter Futures and how to apply, visit