Turriff Parent & Toddler Group have secured a £1970 award from the Communities and Family Fund.
The £6m Communities and Family Fund is jointly funded by the Scottish Government and the Big Lottery Fund in Scotland, the fund is focused on improving early learning, health and wellbeing for children under eight years old by supporting them, their families and communities.
On their Facebook page today Turriff Parent & Toddler Groups said
We are delighted to announce that the Big Lottery Fund have accepted our application for a grant & we have received £1970 from them!!
We applied for the grant to help with paying for the general running of the group & to upgrade some toys. They were kind enough to award us funds for this & some additional areas including an outing for the group!!
The committee has had some great ideas on how we’ll spend the money & you should see some new toys at toddlers before long & we’ll keep you updated on any other activities as they are arranged
Local MSPs Alex Salmond and Christian Allard welcomed the news of the award and both SNP MSPs have written to the Turriff group to congratulate them on their award.
Aberdeenshire East MSP Alex Salmond said
I am delighted that Turriff Parent and Toddler Group has secured this finding from the Big Lottery Fund.
The group are doing great work providing families in Aberdeenshire East with an opportunity to have a break and socialise while their children play.
It is important that parents continue to have this opportunity and I wish the Turriff group all the best for 2015.
Christian Allard, MSP for North East Scotland, added:
Getting a good start is important for children as well as their families and this group is an excellent example of giving parents an opportunity to share their experiences and let off some steam.
It is fantastic that the Turriff Parent and Toddler Group has been given this funding – I wish everyone involved all the best for the future.
Turriff Parent & Toddler Group meet at the BP centre each Tuesday & Thursday between 1000 & 1130, you can find out more about the group on the Turriff Parent & Toddler Group Facebook page.