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Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey has praised three local groups after they received a combined total of over £600,00 in funding over the last week.

The Big Lottery Fund awarded the Whitlawburn Community Resource Centre £499,742, and Project 31 £83,194. Whilst the Asda Foundation provided a grant totalling £26,647 to the Healthy n Happy Community Development Trust.

Clare Haughey MSP lodged three separate motions to the Scottish Parliament celebrating the success of the groups.

Commenting, Ms Haughey said:

“I was delighted to hear Whitlawburn Community Resource Centre, Project 31, and Healthy n Happy, were successful in bumper grants over the last week. All three projects provide vital services for the people of Rutherglen and Cambuslang, and I know the money will be put to good use.

“I extend my thanks to the Big Lottery Fund Scotland and the Asda Foundation for recognising the valuable contribution each group makes to my Rutherglen constituency”.

National Lottery Awards have streamlined their funding application process, and applications are now made on a rolling basis and can be granted at any time. Further information can be found on their website and by telephone on 0300 123 7110.



Each motion can be found below:

Asda Foundation Funding for Healthy n Happy Community Development Trust

That the Parliament congratulates the Healthy n Happy Community Development Trust on receiving £26,647 in Asda Foundation funding; notes that the organisation works to tackle poverty through a wide range of different activities, with the overriding aim of making both Cambuslang and Rutherglen the healthiest and happiest places to live in Scotland; commends the group’s dedicated workforce, which consists of more than 25 staff, 30 sessional workers and 110 volunteers; understands that the award will be used by the Trust to install kitchen facilities and create a social café seating area; applauds the continuing commitment of the Asda Foundation in supporting local communities; believes that, in 2017, it invested more than £370,000 in community projects and good causes throughout Scotland; thanks Healthy n Happy for the vital community work that it has done since being established in 2002, and looks forward to seeing the funding being put to good use.

Whitlawburn Community Resource Centre Big Lottery Funding

That the Parliament welcomes the news that the Whitlawburn Community Resource Centre has received £499,742 in lottery grants; notes that the funding will be used to refurbish the centre externally and internally, while also allowing the group to employ two new staff members; understands that the award will enable more local people to use the range of services that the group provides, and thanks the resource centre for its vital community work since its founding in 1996.

Funding for Project 31

That the Parliament congratulates Project 31 on its award of £83,194 from the Big Lottery Fund; understands that the money will be used to set up and run a three-year programme of regular, free play activity sessions for local children in the areas of Whitlawburn and Springhall; recognises its tremendous work with children, young people, parents and families across Rutherglen and Cambuslang, and wishes its staff and volunteers continuing success.


Date published: 23rd January 2018

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