£30,000 lot­tery share-out

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - Development -

Five lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions are cel­e­brat­ing shar­ing a lot­tery jack­pot of £30,000 for projects rang­ing from net­ball coach­ing to re­duc­ing iso­la­tion among old peo­ple.

Mon­k­lands Women’s Aid re­ceived £10,000 from the Big Lot­tery Fund to pay the rent for refuge ac­com­mo­da­tion in Coat­bridge.

Air­drie-based net­ball club Aces will be able to ex­pand their youth academy af­ter re­ceiv­ing £6000 from Sport Scot­land.

Mem­bers of the James Dempsey Gar­dens so­cial club in Coat­bridge re­ceived nearly £4000 from the Big Lot­tery Fund to buy gar­den equip­ment to cre­ate a com­mu­nal out­door space for res­i­dents at the shel­tered hous­ing com­plex“in an ef­fort to re­duce iso­la­tion and lone­li­ness”.

Also in Coat­bridge, the Old Guys Rule Club has been given more than £3600 to pro­vide so­cial and recre­ational ac­tiv­i­ties for older men suf­fer­ing ill health.

Real Women in Air­drie has been boosted with a £3500 cheque to run a pi­lot project of so­cial and well­ness ac­tiv­i­ties for women ex­pe­ri­enc­ing dif­fi­cul­ties and fac­ing iso­la­tion.

Co-founder Sharon Bis­sett said:“We’ll now be able to set up a sup­port net­work, which will help them make con­nec­tions with oth­ers and take part in a wide pro­gramme of events and ac­tiv­i­ties.”

The lo­cal groups were among 13 North La­nark­shire or­gan­i­sa­tions to ben­e­fit from the lat­est round of Awards for All fund­ing, in­clud­ing the coun­cil, which re­ceived £10,000 to run a“par­tic­i­pa­tory bud­get­ing and com­mu­nity event”.

More than £1.1 mil­lion was dis­trib­uted to 144 projects across the coun­try.

See www.biglot­tery­fund.org.uk/ awards for all scot­land or call 0300 123 7110 for ap­pli­ca­tion de­tails.

Net gains Air­drie Aces

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