Tom Arthur, MSP for Renfrewshire South, has welcomed the news that Johnstone High School Parent Council has received a £10,000 National Lottery Award for All grant from the Big Lottery Fund.
National Lottery Awards for All Scotland gives groups a chance to apply for a National Lottery grant of between £300 and £10,000 for projects that aim to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need. National Lottery Awards for All Scotland awards grants to community, arts and sports groups on behalf of Big Lottery Fund Scotland, Creative Scotland and sportscotland.
Commenting, Tom said:
“I commend the Parent Council at Johnstone High School for submitting an application and I am pleased to learn that the £10,000 grant will be used to improve the school grounds with additional seating, a sensory garden, and exercise equipment including basketball/netball nets, which will be used for the benefit of the pupils.
“Across Scotland, £737k of National Lottery funding is being shared between 98 community, arts and sports groups.
“National Lottery Awards for All Scotland is the small grants programme making a big difference in communities up and down the country.
“I have written to the Parent Council and I hope to meet with them soon to hear more about their exciting plans and to offer my ongoing support.”