Congratulations to the South Lanarkshire organisations who received funding from the Big Lottery Grants for community-led activity. £728,281 was shared between 6 organisations for a range of community activities and projects.
Blameless SCIO - £50,000
This group will use the funding to deliver a holistic family support service for families affected by drug and alcohol addiction, this will include running a monthly activity programme and peer mentoring schemes.
Community Links (South Lanarkshire) - £100,000
This group will use the funding for an existing Community Development Worker, who has established relationships with the communities of Burnbank, Udston and Hillhouse. The project will increase the number and range of volunteer-led activities run from the Community Hub at the Hillhouse and Earnock Community Centre.
Lanarkshire Epilepsy Support Group - £89,852
This funding will be used to support the group's network for people and families affected by epilepsy living in Lanarkshire. Funded activities will build on work already carried out and will establish small local peer support groups in conjunction with running events and organising group meetings.
Lanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre - £279,874
This organisation will use the funding to develop and expand their activity SHiFT - Strength, Hope, Future, Transition. The activty targets women and girls aged over 12, from North and South Lanarkshire, who have experienced rape and/or any other form of sexual abuse, providing an individually tailored support package. As well as improving existing service provision the organisation will work with those from different backgrounds.
Larkhall Community Growers - £108,563
This group will use the funding to deliver community development work through garden based and other community activities in Larkhall. The organisation will build their volunteer base to enable more sites in the area to be utilised including their Harlesshill sites.
Regen:FX Youth Trust - £99,992
This organisation will develop 'The Street' project and expand their current activities targeting vulnerable young people aged 14-21 years old, from a sessional 6 month programme to a full year round programme. This will allow the organisation to increase its reach and effectiveness throughout the year by having a dedicated youth worker who can work with the young people on an ongoing basis, to help them overcome barriers and issues which may be preventing them from pursuing positive pathways in life.