Motion: September 2012 Big Lottery Fund Awards

Motion S4M-04439: Jean Urquhart, Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/10/2012

September 2012 Big Lottery Fund Awards in the Highlands and Islands
That the Parliament congratulates the projects that have been awarded funding by the Big Lottery Fund in September 2012 in the Highlands and Islands; notes that 31 projects from across all eight constituencies in the region were awarded funds totalling £620,085; understands that, as well as smaller awards for discrete projects, this month’s awards included a £358,054 grant to Skye and Lochalsh Community Care Forum for a five-year Transforming Lives project; considers each award, regardless of its size, to be vital for third sector organisations to carry out community work; believes the continued support for organisations that encourage children to take up sport and the arts to be of particular value, and commends the Big Lottery Fund for the breadth of grants allocated.

Motion: Highlands and Islands August Big Lottery Funding

Highlands and Islands August Big Lottery Funding
That the Parliament welcomes the five awards totalling £43,589 made to projects in the Highlands and Islands by the Big Lottery Fund in August 2012; notes that four of the five awards have gone to projects promoting healthy living through sporting activity under the 2014 Communities banner; understands that the money awarded to projects such as Scalloway Youth Centre Trust and Duirinish Youth Club will be spent on obtaining new sporting equipment; further understands that the other award, to Youth Highland, will be used to train 40 new youth leaders to run youth clubs across the Highlands; acknowledges that every award has gone to a project involving young people; considers this investment in Scotland’s children’s future and wellbeing to be worthy of commendation, and congratulates the projects on their success.