Call for cross-community support in sports centre funding bid

Moray Sports Centre - call for cross-community support in funding bid.
Moray Sports Centre – call for cross-community support in funding bid.

VOTING IS UNDER WAY in a competitive process that it is hoped will attract enough support to earn the planned Moray Sports Centre (MSC) with a much-needed financial boost.

Up to £25,000 will be awarded to the Centre – if they can attract sufficient public votes to beat off stiff competition from a raft of competing projects around the country.

The cash can be won from the Aviva Community Fund, which moved into the crucial voting stage on Friday – and over the weekend the project that is so vital to the future of participation sports in Moray had moved towards its first 1000 votes.

However, the MSC project CEO, Kathryn Evans, is well aware of the tough battle the project faces over the next month, saying: “We have got off to a good start – but we are under no illusions on how tough this will be as many of the projects are in large cities where support can be drawn from communities much larger than Moray.

“That is why we are appealing to as many people as possible to take the time to enter into the voting process on our behalf.

“This is just one of the many fundraising routes we are exploring but it is a very important one – success in the Aviva Community Fund process can help us make massive inroads into the funding we need to complete this vital project for Moray.”

Votes can be placed for the MSC by following a simple, free and no-commitment online process.