Constituency MSP for Caithness, Sutherland & Ross, Maree Todd has welcomed the latest round of funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, which sees two local projects benefit.
Castletown Youth Club has received a funding boost of £6,612 and the Shillinghill Environmental Group have been awarded £10,000.
Castletown Youth Club is to use the funding to build a greenhouse and start a growing project to encourage young people to enjoy outdoor activity, and healthier lifestyles and diets, while offering behavioural change education around the theme of carbon and waste reduction.
Shillinghill Environmental Group is set to invest in upgraded play facilities at Shillinghill Park to provide disabled access equipment.
Commenting, Maree Todd MSP said:
“I was thrilled to learn of two projects in my constituency who had been awarded funding from the National Lottery Community Fund.
“Castletown Youth Club and Shillinghill Environmental Group could not be more deserving of these funding boosts.
“These projects will bring a wealth of benefits to the local areas and I am grateful to those behind both ventures for their commitment to improving the lives of those in their community.
“National Lottery funding is ongoing, and I would urge any local voluntary/community group or public sector organisations who are seeking funding to consider applying.”