Schools given a sporting chance

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OVER £30,000 in funding has been provided to organisations across the area through the Big Lottery Fund’s 2014 Communities Programme.

Groups, such as schools and sports clubs, have been given cash to help them with their general running costs and the provision of much needed equipment and it is hoped this could lead to more grass-roots participation in sports and physical activity in the lead up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The money given to local groups by the fund, including St Agatha’s and Parkhill Primary Schools, has been welcomed by area MSP, Tricia Marwick.

Mrs Marwick, said: “I am delighted that the Big Lottery Fund has invested a significant amount of funding in my constituency as part of its 2014 Communities Programme.

“This funding has assisted so many schools and organisations in the Glenrothes and Levenmouth areas to participate in sport and recreational activities.

“It has also allowed several clubs to purchase various pieces of equipment which I am sure will provide huge benefits to their members.”

Since the launch of the fund’s 2014 communities programme in November 2008, £30,851 has been invested in Mrs Marwick’s parliamentary constituency.

Across Scotland, almost £1.8 million has been awarded.