Groups are quids in thanks to lottery boost

Com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions win share of £630k fund

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15.09.2018 Groups across Ren­frew­shire will be splashing the cash thanks to a cut of Na­tional Lottery fund­ing worth £630,000.

A wide range of arts, sports and com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions are in­cluded in the grants from Na­tional Lottery Awards for All Scot­land.

These in­clude All About Bar­rhead Ltd which will be now be able to or­gan­ise the town’s an­nual Hal­loween street pa­rade, thanks to an award of £2,673.

Andy Dun­lop, BID manager of All About Bar­rhead Ltd, said: “This award al­lows us to con­tinue grow­ing the event and will help us to reach out to even more peo­ple in the com­mu­nity to cre­ate a fan­tas­tic spirit in the town.

“We’re on tar­get to dou­ble the size of the pa­rade it­self and we an­tic­i­pate around 10,000 peo­ple will come out to watch the fire­works fi­nale.

“We are all work­ing in part­ner­ship to en­sure Bar­rhead is a pos­i­tive place to live, work, shop and visit .

“This award from the Na­tional Lottery is a huge step in help­ing us to reach that goal.”

Also re­ceiv­ing cash grants is Pais­ley Out­spo­ken Arts Scot­land Lim­ited.

The char­ity will use £9,800 to de­velop a cul­tural pro­gramme with a dozen Ren­frew­shire­based com­mu­nity and art sec­tor or­gan­i­sa­tions.

Pachedu, also based in Pais­ley, will use £ 7,346 to pro­vide a ‘com­mu­ni­ca­tion café’ for black and mi­nor­ity eth­nic women.

Pais­ley FM Ltd is get­ting £7,748 to buy the equipment to get their com­mu­nity ra­dio sta­tion oper­at­ing.

Bridge of Weir-based Quar­ri­ers sup­ports peo­ple with com­plex needs. The £4,000 they will re­ceive from the lottery will give peo­ple they work with ac­cess to a range of out­door ac­tiv­i­ties at Cas­tle Sem­ple County Park.

R e n f r e w s h i re Sp o r t s De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee is get­ting £5,000 to send its mem­bers to Cas­tle Sem­ple to take part in the ac­ces­si­ble sail­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties of­fered there.

And Pa i s l e y ’ s You t h In­ter­ven­tions will use its £10,000 grant to de­liver one- to- one ses­sions and group work­shops at schools in Ren­frew­shire fo­cussing on im­prov­ing men­tal health. It will also up­grade its web­site.

A Na­tional Lottery Awards for All spokesper­son said: “This is Na­tional Lottery money mak­ing a real im­pact in com­mu­ni­ties across Scot­land.

“The 94 groups re­ceiv­ing fund­ing to­day show­cases the range of projects that can be funded through this pro­gramme and the dif­fer­ence that the small­est amounts of money can make.”

To find out more about Na­tional Lottery Awards for All Scot­land

Cash joy Mem­bers of Pais­ley Out­spo­ken Arts group re­ceived £9,800

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