Jo Swinson MP for East Dunbartonshire has welcomed the news that two local groups have secured Awards for All funding totalling £19,565
Awards for All is the National Lottery’s small grants scheme which gives out grants of between £500 and £10,000 that make a big difference across Scotland.
Stevenson Adventures in Lenzie was awarded £9824 help them organise a series of outings and expeditions along the Stevenson Way for 30 disadvantaged young people aged 12-22. The young people will also have the opportunity to complete the John Muir Award.
East Dunbartonshire Radio in Bishopbriggs was awarded £9741 to run a 3 month pilot of their community radio station with the aim of exploring the stations feasibility and determining how it can be financed and managed in the long term. The grant will fund facility rental, license fees and other costs.
Awards for All Scotland is supported by the Creative Scotland, sportscotland and the Big Lottery Fund. The grants are to encourage people to take part in art, sport, heritage and community activities, and projects that promote education, the environment and health in the local community.
Commenting Jo said:
“This is fantastic news for Stevenson Adventures and East Dunbartonshire Radio. I’m thrilled that these organisations have been successful in securing these grants.
“Both projects will put something back into the local community.
“Well done to both groups.”
An Awards for All spokesperson, said:
“There’s a fantastic range of projects being awarded funding this time around and it’s always surprising to see how diverse the applications can be. It’s easy to see what difference Awards for All can make to communities the length and breadth of Scotland. The programme exists to help groups do things they would otherwise be unable to do, and for relatively small amounts of money.”