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Roseanna welcomes cash boost for Kinross Tennis Club

 The Scottish National Party's Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Perthshire South & Kinross-shire, has welcomed news that Kinross Tennis Club in her constituency has received a £1932 award from Big Lottery Fund's 2014 Communities programme.

Speaking today (Thursday) Ms Cunningham said:

"I have no doubt that the continued fantastic success of Andy Murray will help to publicise tennis as an attractive sport for young people and I am pleased to learn that Kinross Tennis Club in my constituency have been awarded nearly £2000 to help them introduce more young children and their parents to the sport of tennis.

"Expanding both the depth and breadth of public participation in support, particularly amongst young people, should be one of our primary aims as a lasting legacy of the Commonwealth Games coming to Scotland next year. 

"That is the purpose of the 2014 Communities grants programme and I am delighted that Kinross Tennis Club has benefited in this way."

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NOTE:  Kinross Tennis Club provides playing facilities and coaching for tennis and is based in Perth & Kinross.  The project will bring more young children and their parents into the sport of tennis.  The project meets the 2014 outcomes of 'more people take part in sport or physical activity' and 'more people volunteer in sport or physical activity'. This grant for £1,932 will fund junior tennis equipment (£622), coaching and school tasters (£480), child and adult sessions (£360) and two open days (£470).

2014 Communities is a micro grants programme, offering local sports clubs, voluntary and community organisations, community councils and schools grants of £300 to £2,000 to support and stimulate grass roots involvement in sport and physical activity.  In year two of the programme, Big Lottery Fund has £1 million to award in grants.  2014 Communities will continue to operate up to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014.

2014 Communities is about building a legacy of well-being before and beyond the Commonwealth Games.  The programme aims to encourage more people to take part or volunteer in sport or physical activity as well as encourage greater community cohesion in the run up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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