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CUMBERNAULD and Kilsyth SNP MSP, Jamie Hepburn has, this week, lodged a motion before the Scottish Parliament congratulating Cumbernauld BMX club on their successful application to the Big Lottery Fund's 2014 Communities programme.
Commenting, Jamie Hepburn MSP said: “This is great news. I would like to congratulate Cumbernauld BMX Club on their successful bid for funding from the Big Lottery Fund.
"2014 Communities makes funding available for community groups and organisations up and down the country to build a legacy from the 2014 Commonwealth Games. It’s great to see funding being channelled down to the grass roots level, in supporting sports in our communities.
“The Cumbernauld BMX club has been hugely successful in encouraging involvement in sporting activities locally. These funds will allow the club to expand and to continue to build on this success.”
The Big Lottery Fund's 2012 Communities programme is a micro grants programme, awarding grants of £300 to £2,000 to clubs and organisations that actively encourage involvement in sport and physical activity.
From the programme, the Cumbernauld BMX Club were awarded £1,650. The club's winnings win now go towards training new coaches, buying new BMX bikes as well as safety, training and first aid equipment.
Commenting, Raymond Reid, Chairman of Cumbernauld BMX club said: “Cumbernauld BMX Club is a forward looking club that seeks to encourage participation in cycling from aged four upwards.
"The grant has provided equipment to enable the club to run a recent Schools Summer Event in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council’s Road Safety Team, which was a great success.
"The club and partners now need to focus on upgrading the track and facilities to enable Cumbernauld to host a round of the UK national BMX championships in 2013."
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