More funds to support our community – Jo

Jo Swinson MP for East Dunbartonshire has welcomed more Big Lottery Funding for groups in the local area. 

Funds have been awarded to PSS Scotland from the Investing in Communities fund and to Baldernock Primary School and Campsie View School from the 2014 Communities Fund.

PSS, who also have offices in England and Wales, is a dynamic social care charity pioneering new ways to support people within their communities and improve quality of life. The Scottish office based in East Dunbartonshire was successful in applying for a £100,000 Investing In Communities, Life Transitions grant.

Baldernock Primary and Campsie View School were awarded funds to help boost sporting activity in the run up to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth games and to inspire people to go out and get more active.

Commenting Jo said:

"The money PSS receives will fund their Ordinary Homes – Extraordinary Lives two year pilot project for young offenders aged 16 to 17, most of whom will have mental health or addiction issues.

"They'll be able to provide tailored support to break the repeat cycle of offending and help young offenders make the positive transition back into their communities.

"With the Olympics in a few days and the Commonwealth games around the corner there's never been a better time to be inspired by all the sporting activity going on and go out and get more active. Thanks to funding two local schools will be able to provide opportunities to do just that.

"Baldernock Primary School will establish an after school cycling club for all school pupils run by volunteer coaches from within the local community.

"And Campsie View School will provide opportunities for young people with complex learning difficulties to participate in taster sessions in skiing and sailing in the local area.

"I'm looking forward to seeing the positive results from these funds."

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