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Number of local groups receive lottery funding boost

A Stirling group which supports unemployed people has received £10,000 in lottery funding.

Raploch Community Group will use the money to fund a part-time project officer, in a bid to boost employment chances and reduce levels of isolation.

Meanwhile, a Falkirk group, which helps kids with additional support needs, has received £7,500 in lottery funding.

PLUS will use the money from the Big Lottery to put on play sessions for kids in the town.

The full list of local winners are:

CLACKS

WCMS, £1,050: This group will use the funding to buy dust extraction equipment for their premises in Tillicoultry. The project will improve the working atmosphere in the building.

Wee County Warriors Netball Club, £2,283: This group will use the funding to expand their existing netball provision for young women in Alloa and increase the number of qualified coaches within their organisation.

FALKIRK

Bonnybridge Gala, £7,400: This group will use the funding to deliver the Bonnybridge Gala, which will take place in August 2019.

California Primary School Parent Council, £10,000: This project will enable the group to buy and install a MUGA pitch on the school grounds which will be used by both the school and the wider community.

Falkirk Muslim Community Club 55 and Over, £9,967: This group will deliver a programme of social and cultural activities for older people from south Asian backgrounds in Falkirk, aimed at reducing loneliness and improving general wellbeing.

PLUS, £7,530: This Stirling based group will use the funding to establish an age appropriate weekly play session for children with additional support needs in Falkirk.

Relationships Scotland Couple Counselling Central Scotland, £10,000: This project will allow the group to deliver a programme of talking therapy sessions to families facing a variety of challenges across the Forth Valley area.

STIRLING

Butterfly Day Centre SCIO, £9,640: This group will use the funding to carry out preliminary research into the establishment of a day centre in Alva which will provide a range of support services for young people with profound learning or physical disabilities who have left school. This project will enable the group to explore the sustainability of such a centre and consult with carers and the local community.

Raploch Community Partnership Ltd, £9,979: This group will use the funding to engage a part time project officer who will facilitate a range of learning and employability services for local people who are not economically active. The project will allow people to increase their chances of employment and help to reduce levels of isolation.

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