Four communities in Scotland, targeted for additional Lottery investment, are celebrating grants worth £3,383,130 from BIG’s Our Place programme. It’s the first major investment to be made through the programme which saw local people come together to agree their own priorities for funding.
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Announcing the funding, Jackie Killeen, Big Lottery Fund Scotland Director, said: “I am delighted that sixteen projects, which have been prioritised by local people, have been successful in securing these Our Place awards. Together these local communities have agreed their own vision for this funding which will focus on areas important to them. These include providing vulnerable families with financial advice and parenting support, reducing social isolation experienced by older people and supporting the growth and capacity of new and existing community groups. All of the projects will make a big difference to the lives of local people whilst leaving a positive legacy for years to come.”
The Our Place programme aims to make increased investment in five areas of Scotland, which have not seen the expected level of Lottery funding over the last three years. These are Greenock Central and East in Inverclyde; Bellsmyre area of Dumbarton in West Dunbartonshire; Renfrew West; Newmains near Wishaw in North Lanarkshire and Royston in North Glasgow.