Moray groups gain £29k from Big Lottery funding

A MORAY PARENT council group have been congratulated after being awarded almost £10,000 to improve their school playground.

The Portknockie Primary School parent council had their wishes granted with a £9881 Big Lottery “Awards for All” grant that allows them to undertake improvement work at the school.

Awards were also given to four other Moray groups – Aberlour Senior Citizens lunch club will receive £500 for a recreational outing, Elgin Amateur Athletic Club get £9,992 for a jump events runway and Hopeman Golf Club £8542 to create a new practice area to provide lessons for junior members.

The largest single award in Moray will go to the Elgin Bowling Club, who are to receive £10,000 to improve the quality of club facilities.

MSP for Banffshire & Buchan Coast, Stewart Stevenson, said he was “delighted” to learn of the Portknockie award in his constituency. He said: “I am delighted that Portnockie Primary School Parent Council have benefited from Awards for All grants, and I know that they will put this money to good use and to the benefit of others in the wider community.

“I would like to congratulate them on their success and I wish them all the best as they invest in the excellent services they provide.”

An Awards for All spokesperson added: “Today we are announcing over £1 million that will help communities from across Scotland set up and develop projects run for and by local people.

“All of these grants are a great way to show the variety of projects that can be funded through Awards for All for people of all ages.”