Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Big Lottery Funding for Projects in Scotland

In an announcement made earlier today the UK National Lottery's Big Lottery Fund said lottery funding has been awarded to 11 projects across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

The projects will share a pool of £2,266,742 that is being awarded through the Big Lottery Fund's Community Spaces Scotland scheme.

Community Spaces Scotland provides funding to projects that help communities come together and take advantage of local spaces and places, improve the local environment, or help residents become healthier, happier, and more active.

The awards announced today are part of a wider £10 million investment to 59 projects spread all over Scotland.

Among the projects chosen for this round of funding are the Back Football and Recreation Club, Barra Children's Centre, and the Breasclete Community Association on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

The Breasclete Community Association plans to use their of £225,545 grant to put a disused plot of ground to good use by developing an eco-garden and a children's play park.

Kenny MacLennan, Chair of Breasclete Community Association, said: "Without this award we would never be able to provide such a facility and we look forward to working with the Big Lottery Fund over the coming months to provide a much needed amenity for our community. We are genuinely excited about the award as this allows us to progress a community project that has been part of our community development plan for many years."