Three groups in Helensburgh and Lomond have together just received over £4,600 in funding from the National Lottery’s 2014 Communities micro grants programme.
This offers grants of £300 to £2,000 to local sports clubs, voluntary and community organisations, community councils and schools, to support and stimulate grass roots involvement in sport and physical activity.
- Rhu Amateurs Old Crocks – will use the money to put their coaches through SFA and First Aid training and purchase equipment that will allow them to expand their membership.
- 1st Helensburgh Scouts - will purchase eight pairs of beginners skis to encourage more young people in the area to take up the sport.
- B.A.S.I.C. [Before and After School in Churchill] & Corner House Crèche – will offer a range of physical activity sessions to all children who attend the after school club.
Local MSP, Jackie Baillie says: ‘I am delighted that these three organisations in Helensburgh and Lomond have been selected to receive these cash awards.
‘This funding will allow them to enhance their current facilities and promote sporting activity to children in their local area.
‘Congratulations to everyone who was selected to receive a funding grant this month.
‘It is great for groups in this area to get the assistance they need to help them better their facilities.’
The 2014 Communities scheme is about building a legacy of well-being before and beyond the Commonwealth Games.
The programme aims to encourage more people to take part or volunteer in sport or physical activity as well as encourage greater community cohesion in the run up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games.