National Lottery players give Scottish groups £4 million reasons to celebrate
Thanks to National Lottery players, the Big Lottery Fund is today (TUES 13 NOVEMBER) announcing a bumper package of grants worth £4.3 million to a wide range of community projects in Scotland.
A £1 million refurbishment of the popular Kinning Park Complex in Glasgow, a health and wellbeing project for older isolated people in North Ayrshire and respite activities for people and their families affected by Parkinson’s disease across North Lanarkshire are just some of the 17 projects benefiting. See a full list of the awards
- Kinning Park Complex in the south of Glasgow receives £998,530 to refurbish and develop its popular multi-use community centre for local groups, artists and musicians. The award will be used to give the centre a new lease of life, providing studio space for artists, an events and performance space for community groups, a kitchen/café and a garden.
- In Stevenson, North Ayrshire, Community Led Action and Support Project will use its £306,199 award to develop its Helping Older People Evolve (HOPE) project supporting older people to maintain their independence through a wide range of services and activities such as befriending, social activities and outings and fitness classes.
- People with Parkinson’s disease or other neurological conditions, and their families, are to benefit from an award of £61,030 to Parkinson's Self Help Group (North Lanarkshire). The group will support people to feel better supported to deal with the effects of the illness and the impact it has on their everyday lives through a programme of respite services, therapies and peer support groups.
Announcing today’s grants, Maureen McGinn, Big Lottery Fund Scotland Chair, said: “Every time someone buys a National Lottery ticket it raises vital funds which can help local community groups to change lives. I am delighted that £4.3 million of this funding is today going to projects to create stronger, more connected communities across Scotland. I wish each of these groups every success as they go on to expand their work for the benefit of thousands of people, many of whom are going through a difficult time in their lives.”
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