LOCAL POLITICIANS WELCOME AWARDS FOR ALL FUNDING
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The Scottish National Party’s Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Perthshire South & Kinross-shire, Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Peth & North Perthshire, and John Swinney MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Perthshire North, have welcomed news of a success for a number of local organisations in the latest tranche of Awards for All grants from Big Lottery Fund.
Ms Cunningham said:
“Within my constituency, I am pleased that both the Letham Job Club and the Cleish Field Association will benefit from support from these Awards for All grants.
“Two very different projects but both investing in the future of their communities, I wish them well in their endeavours and am certain that the money received will be put to very good use indeed.
Mr Wishart continued:
“I am delighted that clubs and organisations across my constituency continue to be successful in securing funding from Awards for All.
“Congratulations to everybody who has been involved in securing this funding and good luck in developing the various projects. I am sure that, for Perth Gymnastics Club in particular, this funding will provide a real springboard to further success!”
Mr Swinney said:
“Once again a great range of groups and organisations have been successful in their lottery applications.
“These substantial sums will go some way to supporting the various activities undertaken. They will be able to somewhat concentrate on providing worthwhile and quality services, instead of having to constantly have to worry about fundraising.
“Congratulations to all those involved and good luck for the future.”
Perth and Kinross Business Community Support Group has recently received a £9450 Awards for All grant from Big Lottery Fund.
Perth and Kinross Business Community Support Group based in Perth will use the grant to continue the Letham Job Club which has been running for the last 12 months, funded by Perth and Kinross Council. This project meets the Awards for All outcome of ‘People have better chances in life’.
Cleish Field Association has recently received a £10000 Awards for All grant from Big Lottery Fund.
Cleish Field Association will use the grant to contribute towards the purchase of a field which is used as a community sports and recreation facility. This project meets the Awards for All outcomes of ‘People have better and more sustainable services and environments’ and ‘Communities are safer, stronger and more able to work together to tackle inequalities’.
Blairgowrie and East Perthshire Next Steps Walking Group has recently received a £8300 Awards for All grant from Big Lottery Fund.
Blairgowrie and East Perthshire Next Steps Walking Group, who are based in Meigle, will purchase safety equipment and undertake relevant training activities. The project will benefit local people who are members of the group, and the project meets the Awards for All outcome of ‘People and communities are healthier’.
Perth Gymnastics Club has recently received a £7970 Awards for All grant from SportScotland.
Perth Gymnastics Club will purchase equipment for its new dedicated training facility. The project meets the Awards for All outcome, ‘People have better chances in life’ and ‘People and communities are healthier.’
Longforgan Community Trust has recently received a £4284 Awards for All grant from Big Lottery Fund.
Longforgan Community Trust will organise a gala day for local people. The project meets the Awards for All outcome ‘Communities are safer, stronger and more able to work together to tackle inequalities’.
Awards for All Scotland is supported by the Creative Scotland, sportscotland and the Big Lottery Fund. They award grants of between £500 and £10,000 for people to take part in art, sport, heritage and community activities, and projects that promote education, the environment and health in the local community.