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Community projects share £727k National Lottery win

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Release date:
31 5 2018

Voluntary and community led groups across Scotland are today celebrating a share of £727,767 of National Lottery good cause cash from the Big Lottery Fund.

The funding goes to eight local projects, many of which aim to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.

Some of the projects receiving funding today include:

  • Belville Community Garden Trust, based in Greenock who will deliver a range of activities for local people from their community garden base, thanks to an award of £90,000. All the activities on offer will be designed to help improve confidence and wellbeing and will include food growing, cooking lessons and support with financial literacy.
  • In Helensburgh, an award of £94,825 means ENABLE Scotland will be able to employ a new Development Officer who will put together a programme of support for people in the town experiencing loneliness, isolation or poor mental health. Working with a team of volunteers they will consult with local people to shape and deliver a vision designed to help increase confidence and bring people together.
  • Tea in the Pot, based in Glasgow, will be able to continue to run their programme of services for isolated women living in Govan after an award of £83,261.  These are all delivered from the group’s drop in centre at the Pearce Institute and include advice on housing and benefits, peer to peer support sessions and a range of social activities.

Maureen McGinn, Big Lottery Fund Scotland Chair, said: “Today we are awarding £727,767 of National Lottery funds to eight local groups, which provide great support to people facing challenging circumstances. These projects will help improve people's health and wellbeing, while also addressing issues which can isolate people of all ages from their wider community.”

Other projects receiving funding today:

Carnwadric WIN Project, Glasgow
The group will deliver a programme of support to families in Arden, Carnwadric, Kennishead and Regents Park. Activities will include intensive support, drama groups and mother and toddler groups.

The Profound and Multiple Impairment Service, Glasgow
This group will provide a range of intensive tailored support to young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families, during the transition from secondary education and child services to adult services.

South Kintyre Development Trust
This funding will enable the organisation to not only continue but develop their activities at Campbeltown Village Hall.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation
This group will deliver a range of workshops and information sessions for children and young people with Asthma. Over the next three years they expect to work with around 1,000 children and young people from across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

Ardler Village Trust Company
The group will be able to continue delivering a range of community activities which include running the local charity shop and managing the community growing space.

Big Lottery Fund Press Office: 0141 242 1451
Website:    www.biglotteryfund.org.uk
Twitter:    @BIGSCOTLAND #BIGScotland
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BigLotteryFundScotland

Notes to Editors:

  • The Big Lottery Fund supports the aspirations of people who want to make life better for their communities across the UK. We are responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by the National Lottery and invest over £650 million a year in projects big and small in health, education, environment and charitable purposes.
  • The Big Lottery Fund Scotland is focussed on helping people and communities most in need throughout Scotland through its five-year £250m funding scheme as well as small grants scheme National Lottery Awards for All Scotland.
  • Since March 2007 Big Lottery Fund Scotland has taken devolved decisions on National Lottery spending, the Committee, led by Chair, Maureen McGinn plays a strategic role in the future direction of the Fund in Scotland.
  • Since June 2004 we have awarded over £8 billion to projects across the UK that change the lives of millions of people. Every year we fund 13,000 small local projects tackling big social problems like poor mental health and homelessness.
  • Since the National Lottery began in 1994, £37 billion has been raised and more than 520 grants awarded.