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Lottery boost for sport

Projects across Scotland will benefit

Sports clubs and physical activity organisations across Scotland are set to share more than £43,500 thanks to National Lottery Awards for All Scotland.

Projects from Dumfries and Galloway to the Highlands 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, £43,5050 is being shared between 13 projects across the country. The money will help pay for much needed new equipment and coaching as well as supporting projects that specifically aim to increase engagement of girls and young women in sport and physical activity.

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 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 13 sport and physical activity projects set to receive grants following today’s announcement are part of an overall 119 awards being made to voluntary and community groups in Scotland, totalling £939,234.

A National Lottery Awards for All spokesperson said: “A huge congratulations to the 119 groups across Scotland sharing in funding today. These projects are rising to the challenges of COVID-19 and supporting local people to stay connected with each other in these unprecedented times. National Lottery players can be proud to know that the money they raise is making such a difference across Scotland.”

The groups set to benefit are:

  • Monifieth Athletic Football Club (Angus) £500
  • Moffat Academy (Dumfries and Galloway) £7,000
  • University of Edinburgh Trampoline Club (Edinburgh) £1,305
  • Kirkcaldy Rugby Club Blues (Fife) £2,500
  • Saline Golf Club (Fife) £5,523
  • Howe of Fife Rugby Football Club (Fife) £1,500
  • Glasgow Respect Football Club (Glasgow) £2,250
  • Clachnacuddin Small Bore Rifle Club (Highland) £3,000
  • West of Scotland Padel Club (North Ayrshire) £4,902
  • Ferguslie Cricket Club (Renfrewshire) £6,000
  • Law Community AFC (South Lanarkshire) £2,520
  • Bannockburn Boxing Club (Stirling) £500
  • Stirling County Rugby Football Club (Stirling) £6,000

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 www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk or phone 0141 846 0447.

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