Six Falkirk area groups receive National Lottery funding

Six Falkirk district organisations have been awarded thousands of pounds to support their vital work.

By Jonathon Reilly
Thursday, 9th July 2020, 12:20 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th July 2020, 12:24 pm

The National Lottery Community Fund is granting cash to a variety of groups to help them get through the coronavirus pandemic.

Tamfourhill Community Hub has received £10,000 to support its ongoing community work in response to the crisis, while Forth Environment Link has been boosted by £9992 of funding to allow the group to increase its capacity to lend electric bikes to key workers.

Elsewhere, Grangemouth Old People’s Welfare will use its £8920 grant to make improvements to its premises and purchase new equipment to expand the range of services on offer.

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Pictured are Ann Reit and Laraine Sutherland, volunteers at Tamfourhill Community Hub which is one of six Falkirk district groups to benefit from the latest round of National Lottery funding. Picture: Michael Gillen.

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The £8200 given to Pain Association Scotland will enable the group to offer online support and self-management sessions to people with chronic pain who live in Forth Valley.

Forth Valley Sensory Centre plans to use the £7939 grant from the National Lottery Community Fund to improve its website, which supports service users needing to access up-to-date information relating to Covid-19. The money will also allow the centre to provide emergency sensory support packs.

And finally, the £7640 awarded to Falkirk-based charity Go! Youth Trust will enable its volunteers to deliver a virtual six-week summer activity programme for young people.

The National Lottery Community Fund today announced it has granted more than £12 million to 311 Scottish groups, with the lion’s share going to projects that transform existing buildings into vibrant community hubs.

Kate Still, National Lottery Community Fund Scotland chairwoman, said: “These awards, made possible by National Lottery players, recognise the incredible work happening across Scotland to create stronger, more connected communities.

“I am delighted that some of this funding will be used to transform existing buildings into vibrant community hubs that will carry on the strong community spirit that has been so evident in recent times.

“National Lottery players can be proud to know that money they raise by buying tickets is continuing to make such a difference.”

National Lottery players raise £30 million every week for good causes in the UK.

The National Lottery Community Fund in Scotland is currently focusing its funding on those projects that support organisations and communities to respond to the challenge of Covid-19.

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