SEVEN COMMUNITY GROUPS in Moray are celebrating this week after securing ‘Awards for All’ small grants from the National Lottery.
The scheme awards grants of between £500 and £10,000 and in the latest round Moray has done well with grants totalling over £65,000.
Awards for All makes a significant contribution to Scottish communities and those to benefit this time includes two primary schools – Hythehill and St Peter’s – as well as the Cullen Community Allotment Association.
Congratulating all seven on achieving their awards local MP Angus Robertson said: “Once again Moray organisations have been proactive in engaging with the Lottery’s ‘Awards for All’ scheme and their investment in time and effort has paid off.
“Organisations benefiting include Hythehill Primary School (£10,000) and St Peter’s RC Primary School (£10,000), who are both developing outdoor areas at the schools. Grange Community Association (£10,000) are upgrading their hall facilities. Cullen Community Allotment Association (£5034) are upgrading their facility to attract more users.
“Pushing Up The Daisies (£9633) are using grant funding to support people who have been bereaved to raise awareness of caring at home for people in the days after death and before burial or cremation.
“Fochabers Village Association (£10,000) are upgrading sound and lighting to maximise usage of the Fochabers Institute, while Moray Wastebusters (£9800) will be further developing their services.
“A huge well done to all seven organisations who benefited in this round of funding. I would encourage any group or organisation in Moray to visit www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/awardsforallscotland to see if they meet the criteria for future funding which may transform their efforts within our communities.”