Groups are quids in thanks to lottery boost
Community organisations win share of £630k fund
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