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National Lottery Community Fund awards, amongst them project in Shillinghill in Alness, welcomed by north MSP Maree Todd

By Alan Hendry

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Maree Todd said the projects in Easter Ross and Caithness would bring a wealth of benefits.
Maree Todd said the projects in Easter Ross and Caithness would bring a wealth of benefits.

Caithness, Sutherland and Ross MSP Maree Todd has welcomed the latest round of awards from the National Lottery Community Fund, with two projects in her constituency among those benefitting.

Shillinghill Environmental Group from Alness in Easter Ross has been awarded £10,000 to invest in upgraded play facilities which will see the provision of disabled access equipment.

Castletown Youth Club in Caithness will receive £6612 to build a greenhouse and start a growing project to encourage young people to enjoy outdoor activity, as well as healthier lifestyles and diets. The project will also offer behavioural change education around the theme of carbon and waste reduction.

Ms Todd said: “I was thrilled to learn of two projects in my constituency that had been awarded funding from the National Lottery Community Fund.

“Castletown Youth Club and Shillinghill Environmental Group could not be more deserving of these funding boosts. These projects will bring a wealth of benefits to the local areas and I am grateful to those behind both ventures for their commitment to improving the lives of those in their community.

“National Lottery funding is ongoing, and I would urge any local voluntary/community group or public sector organisations who are seeking funding to consider applying.”

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