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Alyn Smith MP Congratulates Lottery Community Fund Recipients


Categories: Charities and Third-Sector, Constituency, Volunteering

£122,840 to Boost Stirling Projects

Local Stirling MP Alyn Smith has congratulated community groups and projects for their hard work and dedication, after the National Lottery announced 9 recipients in the area to boost vital schemes and initiatives.

The National Lottery Community Fund distributes funding on behalf of National Lottery players who raise more than £30 million each week for a wide array of good causes throughout the UK. Last year, over half a billion pounds (£588.2 million) of funding to communities across the UK was raised. Over eight in ten (84%) grants are for under £10,000.

Awards included:

  • £10,000 for Paws for Progress CIC for their Youth Development Specialist who delivers the group’s community based work with young people using dogs to teach participants transferable skills. 
  • £11,620 for Artlink Central Limited to provide a 12 month programme of creative arts workshops for people with learning disabilities in Stirling. 
  • £20,000 for the Callander Youth Project Trust to provide after school and summer youth club activities over a one year period in a number of schools in the McLaren High catchment area. 
  • £20,000 for Cowie Rural Action Group to provide a range of community activities over two years from their base in Cowie Community Centre. 
  • £8,000 for Equi-Power Central Scotland RDA SCIO to provide riding for the disabled activities from livery stable premises in Plean. 
  • £9,220 for the Killin & District Volunteer Car Scheme to provide their community transport scheme, which supports people who reside in rural Stirling, for a two year period. 
  • £4,000 to the Killin Sports and Recreation Hub to cover the costs of utilities of their community facility. 
  •  £20,000 to Radical Weavers Limited, who provide weaving and associated activity for people who are socially isolated. The group will use the funding to redevelop an area of their basement, enabling it to be used as an additional workshop and teaching space. 
  • £20,000 to Town Break SCIO, who provide a range of support services to people living with dementia. They will use the funding for an admin worker in their Stirling office premises for a two year period. 

Alyn Smith MP said:

‘Having met many of the organisations listed, I know firsthand Stirling is bursting with talented groups and individuals who make a real difference in their community. Times are tough for many businesses and households right now, so it’s reassuring to see so many active and vibrant projects to improve lives across Stirling. Applying to these grant schemes can be tough work, and my congratulations go to all the organisations listed who were successful in their applications. My thanks go out to the National Lottery for supporting these wonderful folks, and I can’t wait to see the funding put to good use.’


Up to date information about all The National Lottery Community Fund funding programmes is available at  

Pictured is Alyn Smith MP with Mairi Breslin from the Radical Weavers