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Scotland communities share over £730K in latest awards

March 22, 2016

A whole host of community groups (96 to be exact) across Scotland share a whopping £732,285 in the latest Awards For All funding announcement.

musselburgh 2Musselburgh Riding of the Marches Ltd will be able to host a unique event in East Lothian which runs between July 24-30 2016.  The community event, which only takes place every 21 years, will offer a wide range of activities from the Riding of the Marches Horse Parade to music from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

The group will use their £10,000 award to fund 10 life-sized model horses.  Seven schools across the area will get the chance to decorate a horse. The remaining will go to a nursery, a care home and a centre for adults with additional support needs.Musselburgh Riding of the Marches

Emma Thomson, Company Secretary, Musselburgh Riding of the Marches (2016) Ltd, said: “The award will enable the community, particularly the young people, of Musselburgh to work together on a public art project to celebrate and promote the ancient traditions of the town.  There will be a trail of the decorated and colourful horse sculptures throughout the town for all to visit and admire, putting Musselburgh on the map and keeping the historic traditions alive for future generations”.

It’s sure to be a jam packed weekend full of a wide range of fun activities!

Check out their website for more info http://www.rom2016.co.uk/

Also, you can keep up to date with the group’s blog for all the latest news http://rom2016.com/

 

 

Happiness Heroes imageAnother group to benefit is Epilepsy Scotland who plan on using their £9030 award to produce a short film ‘Happiness Heroes’ about bullying and hate crime towards young people suffering epilepsy.

Get involved and help Epilepsy Scotland out with their current awareness campaign by taking part in the thunderclap- more info here. 

#epilepsyawareness

 

Cre8te Opportunities Limited in Edinburgh will use their £10,000 award to provide basic digital skills training to 30 older people. The funding will go towards a trainer who will educate the older people and also recruit digital champions.  The digital champions will support older people in their own communities by helping them access internet, email and digital skills to enable them carry out activities like online shopping.

 

For more details about Awards For All and how to apply- check out the application form on our website. 

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