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Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP has been pleased to learn of grants announced recently by The National Lottery Community Fund totalling £394,523 National Lottery funding for six groups in her constituency.

Ms Cunningham said:

“I was particularly pleased to learn of grants of nearly quarter of a million pounds for Perthshire Women’s Aid and over £100,000 for Home-Start Perth.  The plans by Perth & Kinross Disability Sport to start up the first wheelchair sports club in this area are very exciting indeed.

“Community efforts in Blackford and Glenfarg are being supported in improving their local amenities while it is great to see a national organisation, based in my constituency, receiving assistance.

“I want to extend my congratulations to everybody involved in such a wide range of organisations for their success in securing these grants.
“The funds received will provide real benefit to individuals and communities within my constituency and each of the projects that will be supported is important in its own way.”


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Details of the grants awarded are listed below:

Perthshire Women's Aid received £245,370 from The National Lottery Community Fund to develop and continue an existing project which provides one-to-one advice and support to women in rural communities across Perth & Kinross who have experienced domestic abuse. The project will help women in immediate crisis situations, as well as providing longer-term support.  The project will benefit 400 women over two years, supported by 30 volunteers. 
Home-Start Perth received £116,163 from The National Lottery Community Fund to continue delivering support to families with children under five years of age across Perth & Kinross. Through weekly one-to-one support delivered by in-community volunteers, the group will equip parents with the tools and confidence needed to take on the challenges of parenting. The group will also support parents with infant massage and breastfeeding sessions. Over three years the project will work with 800 people and be supported by 350 volunteers. 
Blackford Highland Games committee received £4,000 from National Lottery Awards for All Scotland which will be used to purchase a new grass cutting machine. This will allow them to maintain a 10-acre field in Blackford which is used for various community events. 
Tourette Scotland received £10,000 from National Lottery Awards for All Scotland. This group will use funding to deliver Tourette's Outreach Peer Support groups throughout Scotland from their base in the Perthshire South & Kinross-shire constituency. Local support groups will enable people living with Tourettes to meet others, improve confidence, share positive outcomes and support each other. 
Perth & Kinross Disability Sport received £9,000 from National Lottery Awards for All Scotland to set up a wheelchair sports club in Perth. This will be the first wheelchair sports club in the area and will provide an opportunity for people with a physical disability to take part in a variety of sports. 
Friends of Wallace Park received £9,990 from National Lottery Awards for All Scotland towards improvements to the local park in the centre of Glenfarg. By planting and developing a play area they will encourage wildlife, provide a place for local families to spend time and create a more accessible outdoor space for the community.

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