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£667k National Lottery boost brings community plans to life

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Awards for All Scotland
National Lottery Awards for All Scotland
Release date:
30 10 2017

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An island community with big plans to transform phone boxes into vibrant tourist hubs is amongst 100 groups across Scotland today (MONDAY 30 OCTOBER) sharing in £677,936 of National Lottery good cause cash.

The funding comes from National Lottery Awards for All Scotland which makes grants from £300 to £10,000 with funds raised by the National Lottery. See a list of projects receiving funding in your area

Thanks to an award of £8,960, Lismore Community Trust will transform two phone boxes on each end of the island into information kiosks.

Sebastian Tombs, Chair, Lismore Community Trust, said, “Transforming our two red telephone kiosks into welcoming information hubs at the arrival points on the island will be a real boost for us. Visitors will have all they need to make the most of their stay whether it’s maps to guide them to areas of interest, places to stay, where to get refreshment or find out what events are happening. We will also use them to display local produce and craftwork.

“These kiosks will be a natural extension of the islanders’ traditional warm welcome and will help to increase the island’s overall economy. The hubs will be celebrations of Lismore’s ingenuity, imagination and information; all in one phone box.”

Meanwhile in Falkirk, exciting plans are also afoot as the Communities Along the Carron Association picks up £10,000 to buy two tricycle rickshaws that will get people in local care homes out and about enjoying cycle rides.

Christine Bell, Project Co-ordinator, Communities Along the Carron Association, said, “We were absolutely delighted to be awarded this money which will help build our fleet of trishaws for our “Cycling Without Age Falkirk” project. The trishaws will visit local care homes on a daily basis ridden by volunteers who take elderly people out to enjoy fresh air, get the wind in their hair and enjoy a sense of fun and freedom.”

A National Lottery Awards for All spokesperson said: “This funding will help a range of arts, sports and community groups from across Scotland to bring their projects ideas to life. If you, and your local community group, would like to join them in celebrating a National Lottery award, you can find out how to apply by visiting www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/scotland.”

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.biglotteryfund.org.uk/awardsforallscotland or phone 0300 123 7110.

For more info contact Big Lottery Fund Media Team: Lorna McNiven 0141 242 1451

Website:   www.biglotteryfund.org.uk
Twitter:    #bigscotland @BIGScotland
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BigLotteryFundScotland

Notes to Editors:

  • National Lottery Awards for All Scotland is a joint awards programme from the Big Lottery Fund, Creative Scotland and sportscotland.
  • National Lottery Awards for All Scotland makes grants to help people take part in arts, sport, social, environmental, health related, educational and other community activities.
  • National Lottery Awards for All Scotland welcomes applications and focuses on funding smaller organisations with an annual turnover of less than £250k (except for schools).