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1296 (Turriff) Squadron Air Training Corps are one of six organisations in Aberdeenshire who have shared £280,000 from the Big Lottery Fund. Home-Start Garioch has been awarded £257,964 from the Big Lottery Fund while the other five were successful in securing a total of £25,289.
First Minister and Aberdeenshire East MSP Alex Salmond said
I’m delighted for all of the groups in my constituency that have been successful in securing support from the Big Lottery Fund. They’ve all worked hard to improve their local communities and this award will only boost their efforts. I look forward to seeing this funding being put to good use in developing facilities, improving health and education and creating cultural opportunities in Aberdeenshire East.
Christian Allard, MSP for the North East added:
It is fantastic that a number of local causes have been awarded grants from the Big Lottery Fund. Following the briefing event I hosted in April it is great to see some organisations now being awarded funding to help them achieve their goals.
I know the groups that have received grants will work hard to put their plans into action for the benefit or their local community.
Congratulations to all the groups and I wish them all the very best.
The other grant awards were
- Auchterless Pre-School Playgroup – £1,176
- Maud Village Trust – £9,626
- Foveran Primary School – £7,387
- Pitmedden Music Festival -£4,000
Mr Allard tabled a motion at Scottish Parliament,
That the Parliament congratulates 1296 (Turriff) Squadron Air Training Corps, Auchterless pre-school Playgroup, Maud Village Trust, Foveran Primary School, Pitmedden Music Festival and Home-Start Garioch on receiving Awards for All grants from the Big Lottery Fund; notes that these six organisations, based in Aberdeenshire East, have received grants of £283,253 between them; considers that the groups do important work in engaging with local communities, and understands that this funding will contribute toward helping each organisation meet their goals.