Football clubs are among those to benefit

Helping out

National Lottery funding lends a hand to Scottish sport

Sports clubs and physical activity organisations across Scotland are set to share nearly £110,000 thanks to National Lottery Awards for All Scotland.

Projects from Orkney to Dumfries and Galloway will receive 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. The grants have been made possible thanks to National Lottery players, who raise £30 million each week for good causes across the UK.

In total, £109,362 is being shared between 25 projects across the country. The money will contribute to a range of projects which will help support sport across Scotland, including new floodlights at Glentanar Community Football Club in Aberdeen and helping to increase access to cricket for women and people living with disabilities at Callander Cricket Club in Stirling.

Chief Executive of sportscotland, Stewart Harris, said: “This is extremely welcome news for sport in Scotland at a time where there are plenty of challenges across the sporting sector.

“This investment from The National Lottery will make a huge difference to clubs and communities across the country.

"The grants will help contribute to sportscotland’s vision of an active Scotland where everyone benefits from sport.”

“This support for sport and communities would not be possible without National Lottery players. I’d like to thank them for their contributions which are playing a critical role in supporting people, projects and communities during these challenging times.”

The 25 sport and physical activity projects set to receive grants are part of an overall 246 awards being made to voluntary and community groups in Scotland, totalling £10,922,246.

The National Lottery Community Fund’s Scotland Chair, Kate Still, said: “Charities and community groups across Scotland have played an incredible role in rising to the challenges of COVID-19. So, it’s great to see that a wide range of projects across the length and breadth of Scotland benefitting from this package of grants. Thanks to National Lottery players, this funding will breathe life back into local communities, allowing essential community projects to adapt and rebuild with local people at their heart.”

The sport and physical activity groups set to benefit are:

  • Glentanar Community Football Club (Aberdeen) £4,800
  • Aberdeen Schools Rowing Association Charitable Trust (Aberdeen) £6,000
  • Special Olympics Grampian Area (Aberdeen)  £4,620
  • Aberdeen University Women's Rugby Football Club (Aberdeen) £1,050
  • Banchory Gymnasatics Club SCIO (Aberdeenshire) £1,323
  • Inverurie Academy (Aberdeenshire) £750
  • Arbroath Harp Amateur and Youth Football Club (Angus) £6,000
  • Brechin Community Boxing Club (Angus) £5,040
  • Cathedral Boxing Club (Angus) £5,500
  • Western Isles Yacht Club (Argyll and Bute) £5,874
  • Braehead Golf Club (Clackmannanshire) £4,950
  • Lockerbie Squash and Racketball Club (Dumfries and Galloway) £4,906
  • Dundee Wanderers Hockey Club Youth Section (Dundee) £9,980
  • Dundee Boccia Club (Dundee) £6,440
  • The Karate Initiative (SCIO) (Fife) £1,420
  • Kirkcaldy Curling School (Fife) £4,317
  • Tayport Baseball Club (Fife) £5,225
  • Rivals Amateur Boxing Club (North Lanarkshire) £3,850
  • Kirkwall City Ladies Football Club (Orkney) £6,930
  • Orkney Islands Sea Angling Association SCIO (Orkney) £2,007
  • Kinross Otters Amateur Swimming Club (Perth and Kinross) £330
  • Thorn Athletic Community Trust (Renfrewshire) £4,800
  • Langbank Bowling Club (Renfrewshire) £2,275
  • Callander Cricket Club (Stirling) £5,700
  • Cricket Forth Valley (Stirling) £5,275

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 the website or phone 0141 846 0447.

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