In the money
Alistair Neil • Published 24 Aug 2011 14:30
COMMUNITY groups and organisations across Cumnock and Doon Valley are this week celebrating a cash windfall of almost £80,000.
And it is hoped their success can inspire others to bid for similar funding that is available despite the current economic climate.
The Central Scotland Green Network Fund has handed out £12,560 to the Coalfield Environment Initiative (CEI), based in Muirkirk, support a greenspace project around the Lugar Water and River Nith and a further £36,890 to an enterprise group to trial the growing of biomass crops at a former opencast site at Skares.
Meanwhile £10,000 in Awards for All lottery funding has been dished out to Netherthird Nursery and Family Centre to help develop a new sensory garden.
New Cumnock Primary School has scooped £7,500 in Awards for All cash for new playground equipment while Cumnock Bowling Club has received £6059 to buy a new irrigation system.
In a fourth hand-out Awards for All have also provided art group Art 4 Uzea with £4262 to help them offer a weekly art course at Netherthird Community Centre and cover costs for trips to art galleries, exhibitions and museums.
For the full story see this week's paper.