Groups across Carrick receive Big Lottery Grants

Invergarven Primary School in Girvan.
Invergarven Primary School in Girvan.

Groups across Carrick have been successful in receving grants from the Big Lottery Fund.

The awards were announced earlier this month with a total of 245 community groups across Scotland sharing National Lottery Funding worth £1, 691,969.

And several organisations based in Carrick and South Ayrshire have been rewarded.

Invergarven Primary School in Girvan received an award of £8,000 from Awards for All Scotland, which is part of the Big Lottery Fund.

The special needs school in Girvan’s Henrietta Street will use the money to install a sensory soft play area in the grounds of the school which has been in the pipeline for a number of months.

The Kirkmichael Village renaissance group have also been successful in receiving a substantial grant of £7,002.

That money will go towards bringing a music festival to the village after a successful festival in June earlier this year.

The festival will bring a wide range of musicians to the village as well as music workshops, a market and other fringe events and villagers hope to make the event even bigger and better than this years event.

Fisherton Primary School in Dunure were another recipent of a grant from the fund to the tune of £10,000.

This money will be used to purchase and install a fitness trail and a multi purpose sports area at the school which is set to be of huge benefit to the youngsters.

Two groups working across South Ayrshire also received money in the latest round of grant funding.

The Ayrshire Litter Volunteer Network received £7,209 to help them recruit volunteers to help pick up litter in their local areas. The money will also be used to develop a website, publicity materials and visibility vests for use throughout the area.

Via Sport Scotland, South Ayrshire Access to Sport gained £6,100.

The group helps support people with a disability or additional support needs to engage in sport and this money will engage participants in wheelchair football.

Sandra Osborne, MP said: “I was absolutely delighted to learn that these local groups have gained lottery funding to support the excellent work they do in the local community.

These projects are very worthwhile developments and they will make a significant contribution to local communities and I wish all these projects the very best wishes for the future.”