The National Lottery Fund has been in touch this week to let me know that six groups in Inverclyde have recently been successful in applying to Awards for All Scotland, a joint programme between the Big Lottery Fund Scotland and SportScotland which gives groups a chance to apply for a grant of between £500 and £10,000 for projects that aim to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need. These six groups have secured a total of £41,305 worth of funding.
Lyle Gateway received a £6468 grant. River Clyde Homes received a £9135 grant to organise social and information events for residents aged 75 and over. Kinship for the Future Respite received a £9500 grant for their Caravan project which provides respite for members of their group. Inverclyde Academy received a £2772 grant from for new methods of physical activity outwith the curriculum such as box-a-cise and body combat. Gourock Primary School received a £3430 grant to deliver a community schools golf project in partnership with Gourock Golf Club and Inverclyde Globetrotters received a £10,000 grant.
I am glad to see this money coming to Inverclyde and benefiting such a range of projects which will bring local people together, help people learn, improve local spaces and get people more active.