Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has congratulated local group ‘Rag and Bone Projects’ for securing a grant of almost £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.

The West Dunbartonshire social enterprise, which aims to reduce waste and promote intergenerational skill-sharing, was successful in applying to the National Lottery’s ‘Awards for All Scotland’ for a funding award of £9,740.

The group will use the funding to deliver workshops, repair cafes and information events focusing on upcycling and supporting local residents to reduce waste.

Rag and Bone Projects was one of 97 groups across Scotland to secure funding from the National Lottery’s ‘Awards for All’ fund which makes grants from £300 to £10,000 to voluntary and community groups.

Local SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes MP welcomed the funding award and said he looked forward to visiting the group to discuss proposals on tackling the impact of single use plastics.

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP said: 

“One of Scotland’s greatest assets is our environment and it’s vital that we take action to reduce waste to keep Scotland beautiful.

“It’s great to see local projects being set up to promote the value of upcycling and community repair workshops. This not only encourages local residents to learn new skills but also helps to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

“I congratulate the team at Rag and Bone Projects for securing this funding. I look forward to visiting the group soon to see first-hand the benefits of their upcycling workshops and discuss plans to tackle the impact of single use plastics.”

A National Lottery Awards for All Scotland spokesperson said:

“This is National Lottery money in action, reaching into communities across Scotland making a real difference to the people who live there. The 97 groups receiving funding today showcases the range of projects that can be funded through this programme and the difference that the smallest amounts of money can make.”

Further information on the work carried out by ‘Rag & Bone’ projects is available on the group’s Facebook page: