Cash boost for caves group

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Save Wemyss Ancient Caves Society (SWACS) has been given a £4094 Awards for All grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

The organisation, which is a registered charity, works to preserve the Wemyss Caves which are of historical interest.

It also organises educational talks for schools and other groups as well as guided tours.

The money will be used to fund the purchase of new equipment in order for the society to record the many carvings that are a popular feature in the caves.

These new recordings will then go on to form the basis of new presentations that the Society will share with schools, colleges and other local activities.

Awards For All Scotland gives community groups of all sizes a chance to apply for a grant of between £500 and £10,000.

The amount given to the projects will then enable them to help improve their communities and the lives of the people that are most in need in the area.

The main aim of the funding is to give a much needed cash boost to a range of projects.

It then helps them carry out activities which involves bringing local people together, helping people learn and improve their education, improving local spaces and getting people more active throughout their communities.

The Save Wemyss Ancient Caves Society, along with many other community groups throughout the Kingdom, met the criteria of ‘People have better chances in life’ to be able to receive the Big Lotery Funding.

Glenrothes and Central Fife MP Lindsay Roy, said: “I congratulate the Save Wemyss Ancient Caves Society on their successful applications to the Big Lottery fund.

“I would encourage others to see if they too might qualify for some financial aid.”