A mobile football pitch keeping young people off the streets is among the latest 131 projects across Scotland sharing £1 million of National Lottery funding from Awards For All Scotland.

Thanks to an award of £9,275, Kids In The Street will give young people in Edinburgh the chance to take part in weekly football coaching sessions and the opportunity to play football with other young people in their area.

“This grant will make a massive difference to us,” Susan Law, Kids In The Street administrator, said.

“It also means that we will be able to build on our junior world cup and double the numbers from last year and have more teams competing for the Kids In The Street World Cup 2015!”

Elsewhere, Common Wheel picks up a grant of £8,669 to engage with dementia sufferers through storytelling, music and dance in six care homes across Glasgow.

Visual Statement, will use its £8,018 award to deliver an intergenerational dance programme which will bring young and old together and the Larkfield Centre received £3,961 to teach older people photography.

Awards for All Scotland, a partnership by SportScotland and Big Lottery Fund, gives out grants of between £500 and £10,000 to projects that bring communities together to enjoy a range of activities.

An Awards for All spokesperson said: “Today we are announcing over £1 million that will help communities from across Scotland set up and develop projects run for and by local people.

“What is clear is the smallest amount of funding can often make the biggest difference to people’s lives.

“All of these grants are a great way to show the variety of projects that can be funded through Awards for All for people of all ages.”

Apply for an award at biglotteryfund.org.uk/awardsforallscotland.

Source: Third Force News

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