Moray groups net almost £45k in Awards for All lottery funding

SEVERAL MORAY GROUPS have had their hopes and dreams boosted by the national lottery ‘Awards for All’ programme.

Two bowling clubs, a golf club and a children’s training social enterprise group are amongst the latest round of beneficiaries who will receive up to £10,000 from the fund.

Now the Elgin and District indoor bowling club will use their £10k boost to revitalise an old storage are to the rear of their Moycroft Road premises. A spokesman for the group said that they would insulate the area and add a pool table to the room, all part of a larger plan to eventually renovate the entire building.

“This donation will be used to cover the cost of insulating the boiler room and lowering the roof before we move in the pool table and darts board,” the club’s building convenor said, adding: “It should keep our young players here after their games are over and offer them something else to do with their time.”

Cash will go to the Buckpool Sports and Social Club, who have been awarded just over £5000 to convert what is currently a billiard room into and indoors golf training area. Meanwhile the Hopeman Bowling Club will get £10,000 to help with improvements to their clubhouse, while the Moray District Scout Council has been tagged to receive £9,765 to allow them to purchase sailing and water safety equipment.

Findhorn-based social enterprise Coyote Initiatives are to receive £9,972 that will allow them to provide music lessons for young people who have additional needs. The Coyote focus is on youth and community engagement, using a wide variety of creative methods and tools including music, arts, technology and nature.