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Cumbernauld and Kilsyth's MSP welcomes grant payout for local groups

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 15:25 GMT on Monday, July 8th, 2013.

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Cumbernauld and Kilsyth SNP MSP, Jamie Hepburn.

JAMIE Hepburn, SNP MSP for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth has congratulated a number of local organisations on grant success.

The town’s MSP welcomed the news, last week, that a number of local groups were awarded substantial grants from the Awards for All scheme, which is supported by the Big Lottery Fund, sportscotland and Creative Scotland.

Abronhill Primary School received £7136 of funding to purchase cyber coach equipment. The school would like to offer clubs where parents, grandparents and pupils can come together and enjoy exercise.

Kilsyth based New Ethnic Media & Arts Trust received a £10000 award, to will set up a new community radio station aimed at increasing the participation of BME groups within the local area. It will also provide training for 5 community journalists in order to help them into further education or employment within the media.

Joint Blind And Disabled Club Kilsyth received a £4835 grant which will enable them to take group members and their carers on holiday breaks to Blackpool and Oban.

1.FC Abronhill received a £4000 grant which will purchase football equipment which will allow the group to establish two new teams for local young people and seniors.

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The SNP MSP has now written to each of the groups to congratulate them and to offer his support and assistance.

Welcoming the announcement, MSP Hepburn said: “I was delighted to learn that four such diverse groups would be benefiting from a funding boast like this. From the details of the awards it sounds like these grants will be put to great use and will really make a difference to these groups.”

“I am always keen to encourage organisations in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth to apply of all relevant funding available, and would urge any interested parties to visit the Big Lottery Fund website to find out more information.”

“I hope that people will continue to apply for funding grants and that I will be hearing of even more successful applications in the near future.”

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