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£20M LOTTERY FUNDING FOR SCOTTISH SPORTS PROJECTS

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Over£20m of lottery funding is now expected to be available for sports projects in the first 12 months, Scottish s...
Over £20m of lottery funding is now expected to be available for sports projects in the first 12 months, Scottish sports minister Raymond Robertson said today.

The minister made the announcment during a visit to open new sports facilities at the Bellshill and Mossend YMCA. The project has received National Lottery funding of £37,000 contributing to a total project cost of £73,756.

'The National Lottery has proved to be a resounding success,with 3.8 billion tickets being sold since it was launched last November.

'This has raised more than £1bn for the five causes, including sport, and a total of 1,220 grant awards totalling some £375m have been made.

'I understand in Scotland alone over £20m is now expected to be available for sports projects over the first year.

'The YMCA is one of 83 different organisations able to utilise lottery funding to improve sporting opportunities in their communities so far, and I look forward to seeing many more awards of this nature.

'It is with this thought in mind that I would urge all sports organisations to consider carefully the exciting opportunities which lottery funding now offers for the development of their own activities.'

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