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Cumbernauld's MSP congratulates local groups on their Big Lottery Fund payout

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 16:09 GMT on Friday 29th March, 2013.

CUMBERNAULD and Kilsyth’s MSP has welcomed a Big Lottery Fund pay-out for local groups.

Jamie Hepburn, SNP MSP for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, has welcomed the news that a local group within his constituency has been awarded funding grants from the Big Lottery Fund’s Young Start programme.

Young Start, a grants programme run by the Big Lottery Fund, aims to create opportunities for children and young people aged between 8 and 24 to help realise their potential.

The Scottish Spina Bifida Association has been awarded £40,962 in order to set up three youth clubs in the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth area that will meet monthly and bring groups of young people together to complete team sports, arts and craft activities and get involved in activities within their community.

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Mr Hepburn has today written to the Scottish Spina Bifida Association to congratulate them on their successful application and has stated that he would strongly encourage other local organisations to take advantage of this funding opportunity.

Commenting Mr Hepburn said: "I appreciate the focus the Scottish Spina Bifida Association gives to children in the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth area. Getting young people active helps to improve health and wellbeing within the community.

“I believe the Scottish Spina Bifida Association will continue to successfully help our youth, and I am very pleased to hear that this funding will be used on an important cause.  I wish the group all the best going forward.”

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