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26 February 2018

National Lottery Invest £4.9 Million In Charities And Community Projects

The National Lottery donated an impressive total of £4.9 million toward Scottish community projects and charities in 2017 alone.

The National Lottery not only gives away multi-million jackpots to it's players, but also gives back to local projects and charities in various communities throughout the world. Here is a list of some recipients of lottery grants from around Scotland last year:

  • £2,065 to a Floorball Club in Kirkcaldy to help establish a training program for their female-only team. This sport is a form of indoor hockey.

  • £146,513 toward community projects in Auchmuty. These projects will train individuals in woodworking, metal working and wood turning. Individuals can then use this skills to find new jobs or take on a new hobby.

  • £197,124 toward Women's Aid based out of Glenrothes. This money will go toward supporting women who are victims of domestic abuse.

  • £10,000 to the Saint Andrews Sailing Club to go toward the purchase of three new dinghies to meet an increase in public demand.

  • Another £10,000 to the Scottish Mining Convalescent Trust to install a lift on their premises to help visitors get around the building.

These organisations will also be entered into the National Lottery Awards 2018, an annual search for the top lottery-funded charity of community project from around the United Kingdom. These projects will receive a £5,000 if they win, and categories include Sports, Arts, Heritage and Community based projects.

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