Argyll and Bute success with funding to help more people get active

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Published Date: 

30 Apr 2013 - 10:44

Two Argyll and Bute projects have been successful in attracting support from sportscotland’s Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund. The grants enable groups to develop or improve local facilities, with the aim of encouraging sport and physical activity, in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014.

The successful applications are from Appin Community Council which will receive £66147 in grant assistance to upgrade the Jubilee Bridge, and Helensburgh & District Access Trust which has been granted £20,000 to upgrade the Southern Section of Highlandman’s Road.

Active Places Fund Grants are available for sums between £10,000 and £100,000 and a total of £1,228,727 has been awarded to projects in 15 local authorities in this round.  With additional funding from partners, communities will see more than £3.3 million invested in facilities across Scotland..