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3 July 2012

Stevenson Welcomes Funding Award for Buckpool Club

Stewart Stevenson, SNP MSP for Banffshire & Buchan Coast has today welcomed the news that Buckpool Golf Sports and Social Club to receive £2000 from the Big Lottery Fund’s 2014 Communities programme, as part of the wider engagement programme for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Buckpool Golf Sports & Social Club, based in Buckie will use the funds to run a coaching course over the Summer School term as an after school activity for children aged between 9 to 16 years from schools in the local area.

Mr Stevenson has written to congratulate the club is hopeful that this funding will support them, and allow them to develop their activities which are of great importance to the local community.

Commenting, Mr Stevenson said:

“I am once again delighted to see a local organisation benefit from a Big Lottery Fund award and wish them all the best with the summer coaching programme in which it is to be invested. The 2014 Commonwealth Games is not just a great spectacle for Scotland, but is about building a legacy of well-being and activity before, during and after the games.  The 2014 Communities 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 Commonwealth Games. Buckpool Golf Sports and Social club, are therefore, deserving of praise for their initiative.

“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.”  

More information on eligibility and the application process for funding can be found at  http://www.awardsforall.org.uk/scotland/apply.html
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