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Commonwealth lottery funding for Angus

The fund is aimed at encouraging communities to get together and hold arts, heritage, sports and local community celebrations. What would you do in Montrose?

The fund is aimed at encouraging communities to get together and hold arts, heritage, sports and local community celebrations. What would you do in Montrose?

Schools and sports groups throughout Angus are set to benefit from major financial grants as they celebrate the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Projects throughout the county are to receive grants of up to £10,000 as part of the Lottery’s Celebrate Fund.

A spokesman for Angus Council explained that the Celebrate Fund was a national fund aimed at encouraging communities to come together to hold arts, heritage, sports and local community celebrations of the 2014 games and to work together to celebrate the diversity of the Commonwealth.

She added it was hoped that funding would also create a legacy of community and Commonwealth connections.

Welcoming the announcement of the grants, convener of the Angus Games Steering Group, Councillor Jeanette Gaul said she was delighted that there were projects that were doing so much to capture the spirit of the forthcoming Commonwealth Games.

Mrs Gaul said: “There is still time for local groups to apply for Celebrate funding if they want to hold an event before or during the games, It would be excellent to keep this momentum building over the coming months and I encourage local groups to come forward with their ideas.”

Successful projects in Angus so far include £10,000 to Arbroath’s Showcase the Street. The group plans to provide a programme of extra-curricular activities for local schools, including sport, dance and fashion sessions. The project will culminate in a tournament where the children take part in sports and dance activities.

Other organisations to benefit to date are Carnoustie High School, £8,500; Arbroath and District Primary Sports Association, £7,992; Timmergreens Primary School, Arbroath, £1,702.

Groups in Angus who are interested in finding out about funding can contact the external funding team at externalfunding@angus.gov.uk or by telephoning 01307 473221/2.

 

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