Sports clubs and physical activity organisations across Scotland are set to share almost £100,000 thanks to National Lottery Awards for All Scotland.
Projects from Argyll & Bute to the Orkney Islands will benefit from 25 separate 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 £98,511 is being shared between 25 projects across the country such as Lismore Rugby Club (pictured above).
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.
Stewart Harris, sportscotland chief executive, 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 to 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 25 sport and physical activity projects set to receive grants following today’s announcement are part of an overall 244 awards being made to voluntary and community groups in Scotland, totalling £1.7 million.
A National Lottery Awards for All spokesperson said: “These awards, made possible by National Lottery players, are helping to make amazing contribution to the nation-wide response to combat the impact of COVID-19 on local communities across Scotland.
“I would like to congratulate all the groups receiving funding today – they are all important projects which will support people now and in the future, when they can physically come back together to make great things happen in their community.”
The groups set to benefit are:
- Aberdeen & District Table Tennis Association (Aberdeen) £7,000
- Kincorth AFC (Aberdeen) £7,000
- Dyce Rugby Football Club (Aberdeen) £650
- Cove Youth Football Club (Aberdeen) £1,000
- Forfar Golf Club (Angus) £7,500
- Oban Saints Amateur Football Club (Argyll & Bute) £1,000
- Lismore Rugby Football Club (Edinburgh) £7,095
- Newburgh Juniors FC (Fife) £5,273
- Kennoway Star Hearts Football Club Ltd (Fife) £2,250
- Carnegie Swimming Club (Fife) £2,500
- Park Villa Football Development (Glasgow) £4,446
- Invergordon Girls Football Club (Highland) £2,500
- Burghead Thistle Football Club (Moray) £7,492
- The Moray Province, Royal Caledonian Curling Club (Moray) £1,600
- Ayrshire District Netball (North Ayrshire) £2,650
- Irvine Bay Gymnastics Club (North Ayrshire) £5,382
- Kanokwai Judo Club (North Lanarkshire) £6,337
- Cumbernauld Colts Football Club (North Lanarkshire) £1,190
- Newmains Hammers 2003 Youth Football (North Lanarkshire) £1,050
- Orkney Branch of the Pony Club (Orkney Islands) £7,416
- Orkney Judo (Orkney Islands) £4,000
- Crieff & Strathearn Rugby Football Club (Perth & Kinross) £7,000
- Lanarkshire Deaf Bowling Club (South Lanarkshire) £4,250
- Carluke Athletic YFC (South Lanarkshire) £1,500
- Sauchie and Bannockburn Curling Club (Stirling) £430
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 their website or phone 0141 846 0447.