Community groups across Falkirk district share over £213k in Lottery grants
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The committee at Dennyloanhead Community Hall has received two bumper grants of over £125,000 with £99,600 going towards a community development worker who will support community pantries and garden in Dennyloanhead, Camelon and elsewhere in Falkirk. The role will directly support 300 people and 15 volunteers over a three year period.
A further cost-of-living grant of £25,865 will help to increase the food pantry provision and create a warm social space for low income families in Dennyloanhead and Head of Muir.
Central Scotland Regional Equality Council receives a £60,307 cost-of-living support grant to expand their support and advice service to people from Central Scotland ethnic minority communities. The project will recruit and train two new members of staff who will support 150 people and six volunteers over 12 months.
A £10,000 grant goes to Tamfourhill community hub to support them through the cost-of-living challenges.
Meanwhile, Friends of Quarry Park receive an £8000 grant to create an accessible outdoor event and community gardening sessions for people in Brightons.
Back in Dennyloanhead, the 50-plus club receives £5,515 to help support the wellbeing of older people in Dennyloanhead by programming a year-long series of activities.
Larbert High School receives £4000 to run afterschool rugby sessions and a week of community rugby sessions this summer, while Ettrick Dochart Community Hall management committee is awarded £500 to open a new recovery café for people in Hallglen.
Across Scotland, over 460 community projects were boosted by £13 million of Lottery funding in this latest tranche of grants.
Announcing the funding, Kate Still, Scotland chair, The National Lottery Community Fund, said: “I am delighted to see £13 million of National Lottery funding going to projects where connections and community action are central to happier healthier lives. It’s all thanks to National Lottery players that we can continue funding these activities to help many more people.”
The National Lottery Community Fund made the announcement as it launched its new UK wide strategy It starts with community which sets out its ambitions as funder of community led activity from now until 2030.