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£1.5m National Lottery boost for sports, arts and community groups

It’s a great start to the year for 219 arts, sports and community groups across Scotland, thanks to a National Lottery cash boost of £1,551,849

The funding comes from National Lottery Awards for All Scotland – a quick and simple way to access small National Lottery grants of between £500 and £10,000. Details of all the awards made are available here.

The Linda Tremble Foundation was set up in 2014 by Colin and Anne Tremble, following the loss of their daughter, Linda, who lost her battle with Anorexia Nervosa in April 2011. The charity will use their award of £10,000 to run support groups for people with eating disorders, as well as organising a series of information services in schools and colleges.

Co-founder and Trustee, Anne Tremble, said, “We are very grateful for this support given by National Lottery Awards for All to help us expand the range of services we provide. Our charity currently provides local support in Fife, Glasgow and Perth and this will allow us to expand our services to Edinburgh and Forth Valley.

“On behalf of everyone here and all the people we support, we cannot thank you enough.”

Thanks to an award of £3,563, Orkney Women’s Football Club will be able to discover more female stars of the future by running training sessions and taking part in competitive matches on the mainland.

Welcoming the news, Club Secretary, Annabel Bews, said, “We currently have around 60 members and this money will be a huge help to our growing club, especially our newly formed junior team. We can now offer opportunities to more girls and women across Orkney and this is a fantastic boost for all our existing members in this coming 2020 season.”

KOR! Records is an independent record label, based in Glasgow, that gives young people with additional support needs the opportunity to create and record their own music. An award of £9,948 means they can run a series of experimental music sessions for young people aged between 18 and 30.

Co-Director, KOR! Records, Geraldine Heaney, said, “We will now run our Friday morning sessions all the way through 2020. Being there week in, week out, gives us the scope to be really responsive and allows us to develop ideas whilst building trust with the young people we work with. We’re really looking forward experimenting with new styles and creating lots of great music.”

People living in Hawick will have the chance to get involved in a unique film project celebrating the town’s rich history. Local people will get the chance to learn new skills by taking part in a series of workshops.

Production Director, Rachael Disbury, said,” We’re looking forward to working with communities across Hawick to renew, revise and go on to retell the stories of our town. This funding allows us to widen access to our events and activities so more local people can get involved.”

A National Lottery Awards for All Scotland spokesperson said: “This is National Lottery money making a real impact in communities across the country. The 219 groups receiving funding showcases the wide range of projects that can be funded through this programme and the difference that the smallest amounts of money can make. We wish them all the best for the year ahead as they begin to put their plans into action.”

National Lottery Awards for All Scotland awards grants of between £300 and £10,000 to local groups. To find out how what it could do for your community visit our website https://www.tnlcommunityfund.o... or phone 0300 123 7110.

Notes to Editors

  • National Lottery Awards for All Scotland is a joint awards programme from The National Lottery Community Fund, Creative Scotland and sportscotland.
  • National Lottery Awards for All Scotland makes grants to help people take part in arts, sport, social, environmental, health related, educational and other community activities.
  • National Lottery Awards for All Scotland welcomes applications and focuses on funding smaller organisations with an annual turnover of less than £250k (except for schools).
  • Since The National Lottery’s first draw took place on 19 November 1994, more than £40 billion has been raised for good causes in the areas of arts, sport, heritage and community.
  • The 25th birthday is a moment to celebrate the extraordinary impact The National Lottery has had on the UK, and to say thank you to National Lottery players for contributing around £30 million to good causes every week.
  • The National Lottery has made more than 5,500 millionaires but its primary purpose is giving to good causes - over 565,000 individual grants have been awarded across the UK, that’s the equivalent of 200 life-changing projects in every UK postcode district.
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