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Lottery boost for Scottish sport and physical activity groups

Sports clubs and physical activity organisations across Scotland are set for a welcome cash boost thanks to National Lottery Awards for All Scotland.

Projects across the country, from Aberdeenshire to Inverclyde, will benefit from nine awards of National Lottery funding, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund in partnership with sportscotland. The funding comes from National Lottery Awards for All Scotland – a quick and simple way to access small National Lottery grants of between £300 and £10,000.

In total, more than £42,000 is being shared between the nine projects across the country. The money will go towards a range of projects such as the provision of free sport sessions and the purchase of equipment. It will also help deliver projects that specifically aim to increase participation opportunities for women and girls, children with Addition Support Needs, and the LGBT community.

The groups set to profit are:

  • Team Fife Volleyball Club
  • Hamilton Gymnastics Club
  • Banchory Cricket Club
  • Donside Trampoline Club
  • Aberdeen District Netball association
  • Inverclyde curling development group
  • The Judy Murray Foundation
  • The Edge Gym
  • Easterhouse Football Academy

Chief Operating Officer at sportscotland, Forbes Dunlop, said: “This funding from The National Lottery will make a huge difference to clubs and communities the length and breadth of the country. The grants will help improve sporting opportunities as part of Scotland’s world-class sporting system for all.

“A huge thanks must go National Lottery players – without their contribution today’s investment on sports clubs and physical activity organisations would not have been possible.

That contribution is playing a critical role in supporting people, projects and communities during these challenging times.”

The nine sport and physical activity projects set to receive grants following today’s announcement are part of an overall 285 awards being made to voluntary and community groups in Scotland, totalling £2.1million.

A spokesperson for National Lottery Awards for All Scotland said: “This is National Lottery money making a real impact in communities across the country. The variety and scope of each of the nine groups receiving funding today showcases the wide range of projects that can be funded through this programme and the difference that the smallest amounts of money can make.” 

Find out more

National Lottery Awards for All Scotland is now more straightforward to apply to and faster to get funding from. Applications are received on a rolling basis and can be received at any time. To find out what National Lottery Awards for All Scotland could do for your community visit our website or phone 0141 846 0447.

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