Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has congratulated three West Dunbartonshire community groups after they were successful in securing over £100,000 in grants from the Big Lottery Scotland Fund.

In the latest round of Big Lottery funding announced for local good causes, Clydebank Disability Group, Cordale Housing Association and the Isaro Social Integration Network will all benefit after being awarded funding grants.

Cordale Housing Association, based in Renton, has secured £89,673 of National Lottery funding to create a new community garden hub that will offer a range of activities to local residents including gardening and horticultural courses.

Clydebank Disability Group, recently recognised at the 2018 Provost Civic Awards, has received a grant of £3,000 from the Awards for All Scotland Fund which will go towards supporting the start-up of a new advice centre in Clydebank town centre.

Isaro Social Integration Network, based at Centre 81 in Whitecrook, has secured £9,944 to run a series of events and workshops for young people – providing social and developmental opportunities for youngsters between the ages of 12 to 18 years.

Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes said the awards will put a number of worthwhile community projects into action and encouraged local community groups to consider applying to the Big Lottery Fund.

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP said:

“West Dunbartonshire is home to many fantastic charities and community groups, and it’s great news that these three local projects have been successful in securing funding totalling over £100,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.

“Having worked closely with many community and volunteering organisations across West Dunbartonshire, I know first-hand the hard work that goes into sourcing funding grants.

“These awards will put a number of worthwhile community projects into action and are testament to the dedication of all the staff and volunteers involved at Clydebank Disability Group, Cordale Housing Association and Isaro Social Integration Network.

“The Big Lottery Scotland offers a range of funding opportunities for local good causes and I’d encourage any interested groups to get in touch to find out what support is available.”