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Stirling MP Welcomes National Lottery Community Funding


Categories: Charities and Third-Sector, Constituency, News, Volunteering

Funding Towards Local Projects Secured

Local Stirling MP Alyn Smith has welcomed National Lottery funding awards for a variety of local organisations carrying out good work across the Stirling area.

The National Lottery Community Fund plays a critical role in supporting communities across the UK. Projects backed reach more than 5 million people every year, tackling issues such as mental health, loneliness, work skills and employment, Covid recovery and much more.

Supported projects include (but are not limited to):

  • £10,000 for Babes in the Wood Stirling, who offer good quality children’s clothing diverted from landfill at low cost, whilst providing packs of items at no cost to referred families.
  • £3,130 to Balfron Pathways for footpath upgrades.
  • £9,180 for the Black Bull Pub in Gartmore, for roof repairs of their community owned premises.
  • £10,000 for Equi-Power Central Scotland RDAto engage an architect for their new riding centre in Kildean, which will benefit people with additional support needs.
  •  £167,680 to Green Routes Stirling, to provide 90 young people with additional learning needs, life and employability skills for three years based around horticulture and animal husbandry from their sites at Gartmore and Gargunnock.
  • £9,998 to the The Breastfeeding Network, to establish a peer-support group in the Stirling area.
  • £6,470 for the Kinlochard Village Hall to establish a community orchard.

Stirling MP Alyn Smith said:

‘Amidst the difficult times we’re living through, it’s uplifting to see so many worthwhile local projects supported through the National Lottery Community Awards. Every community right across Stirling is bursting with talent, ideas and innovative approaches to tackling the problems and opportunities they face. I’m pleased to see so many of them backed by this programme, meaning they can crack on with delivering their vision and helping those in need. 

‘Just reading the full list of projects backed is enough to confirm what we all know and love about Stirling – it’s full of thoughtful, hard working people and groups, doing their best to improve the places they call home. I wish them all the very best for 2023, and look forward to hearing more about their work in future.’


More funding information can be found here: