A trio of Angus groups were among 136 organisations across Scotland to benefit from a Lottery funding pot of nearly £1 million.
A total of £20,000 of funding was injected into the Angus groups, with the Condor Playgroup in Arbroath receiving £10,000, Montrose Academy receiving £8351 and the Montrose Stroke Club taking home £1850.
The playgroup, which is used by both military families from RM Condor and civilian families will use the money on new play equipment and furniture.
Montrose Academy’s grant will go towards a sporting celebration and participation event which will tie in with the Olympics.
The Montrose Stroke Club will use their grant for outings, coach hire and theatre tickets.
Frances Barber, member of Montrose Stroke Club, said: “After I had my stroke I was living on my own and I found it difficult to communicate and socialise with others. Joining the club helped me immensely as I met other people who had the same problems as me. This award will make a huge difference as it will allow us all to go out as a group together. It’s great as our members who need a wheelchair can go on day trips as well as we can now hire a specially adapted bus.”
An Awards for All spokesperson, said: “These grants, totalling just under one million pounds will benefit over 130 groups across the country and shows the variety of projects that can be funded through Awards for All. We are always surprised at the difference a relatively small amount of money can make providing support and advice to people in communities across Scotland and wish all of these groups the best of luck for the future.
Awards for All Scotland gives out grants of between £500 and £10,000 to projects that bring communities together to enjoy a range of activities. It is a partnership by sportscotland and Big Lottery Fund. Groups can download this form here www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/awardsforallscotland.