£30,000 lottery share-out
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