A local primary school has been awarded funding from the Awards for All Scotland that will go towards paying for sports and play equipment, a local MSP welcoming the news.
Stewart Stevenson, SNP MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast has welcomed the news that two community groups in the Banffshire and Buchan Coast constituency are to receive Awards for All Scotland funding, totalling £18, 264.
Burnhaven School and Rosehearty Primary School have received grants to purchase sports and outdoor play equipment respectively.
Awards for All Scotland is supported by the Creative Scotland, Sportscotland and the Big Lottery Fund and awards grants of between £500 and £10,000 to projects which promote education, the environment and health in communities across Scotland.
Commenting, Mr Stevenson said: “I am delighted to see these two local primary schools, which are centres of activity in our community receiving these funds, which will serve to support them now and provide for their development in the future.
“I would encourage any and all eligible groups in the area to apply to Awards for All and state their case for a grant to help them in continuing their activities, whatever they may be.”
Projects to have benefited from Awards For All funding include the Moray Arts Centre in Findhorn, which, in 2007, allowed artist Randy Klinger to develop an outreach service to encourage local youths to become involved with art.
Groups and individuals who can apply for funding include voluntary and community organisations, schools, community councils, sole traders and profit-making organisations.
For more information on Awards For All, please visit www.awardsforall.org.uk.
Information on applying for funding is also available at the website.