Local MSP Alex Neil MSP has welcomed the news that nearly £30,000 of Awards for All funding has been granted to groups in Airdrie & Shotts.
The Glenmavis Diamond Jubilee Committee received £2220 for their activities on the 3rd June this year, including a stage, bouncy council, bunting, magicians and catering.
The Ebenezer Congregational Church received £10000 to install a new kitchen in the Church Hall, which will be available for community groups to use, while Friends of Kirk O'Shotts School has recently received a £9150 grant to go towards a series of community events, organising trips for school pupils and installing a commemorative stone bench.
St David's Primary School in Plains has received £6721 from Awards for All to upgrade and improve its playground for the benefit of the pupils.
Mr Neil said:
“I am delighted in the continued investment in this constituency by Awards for All. All of the projects getting funding are extremely worthwhile and will be of great use to the each of the local communities concerned.
“I would encourage other local groups to apply for Awards for All support for any project they are planning, or are struggling to get off the ground.
“I wish all of the groups successful in this round of funding all the best for what they have planned with the money.”