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A lotto boost for sport

Sports clubs across Scotland receive a helping hand

More than 20 sport clubs from communities across Scotland are set for a welcome financial boost thanks to the latest round of grants being available by The National Lottery Awards For All fund. 

The Awards For All programme provides support for projects that bring people together and build strong relationships in local communities. It also funds projects that help improve the places and spaces that matter to communities and that help people to reach their potential.

The latest announcement will see a total of 23 sport clubs and projects across the country share just under £110,000 of National Lottery funding, distributed by sportscotland. The grants are part of an overall £1.5 million funding allocation to 219 voluntary and community groups.

Increasing opportunities

Thanks to an award of £3,563, Orkney Women’s Football Club will be able to discover more female stars of the future by running training sessions and taking part in competitive matches on the mainland.

Welcoming the news, Club Secretary, Annabel Bews, said: “We currently have around 60 members and this money will be a huge help to our growing club, especially our newly formed junior team. 

“We can now offer opportunities to more girls and women across Orkney and this is a fantastic boost for all our existing members in this coming 2020 season.”

Chief Executive of sportscotland, Stewart Harris, 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 in local communities as part of the world-class sporting system.”

A National Lottery Awards for All Scotland spokesperson said: “This is National Lottery money making a real impact in communities across the country.

“The 219 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. We wish them all the best for the year ahead as they begin to put their plans into action.”

The sport clubs/groups set to benefit from today’s announcement are:

  • Basketball Grampian
  • Turriff Rugby Football Club
  • Ferry Flyers
  • Netball Fever Netball Club
  • The Tennis Aces
  • Ladybank Bowling Club
  • Ceann Creige Hurling and Camogie Club
  • Drumchapel Table Tennis Development Scheme
  • Dingwall Soccer 7s
  • Fyrish Gymnastics Club
  • Arran High School Mountain Bike Club
  • North Ayrshire Athletics Club
  • Coatbridge Athletic Football Club
  • North Lanarkshire District Netball club
  • Orkney Women’s Football Club
  • Perth and Kinross Disability Sport
  • Physical
  • Johnstone Community Sports Complex
  • Cambuslang Red Star Football Club
  • Stirling Young Curlers
  • coachelitesoccer.com
  • Winchburgh Warriors Netball Club
  • Uist Gymnastics

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About National Lottery Awards for All Scotland awards grants of between £300 and £10,000 to local groups.

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