Jackie Baillie has congratulated three groups in her constituency who have benefitted in the latest round of funding through the National Lottery Community Fund.

Cove and Kilcreggan Youth Café received a £9,200 grant which will be used to support weekly activities for young people on the Rosneath Peninsula meanwhile Helensburgh and Lomond Carers SCIO were given £7,500 towards supporting unpaid carers with utility, fuel, transport and food costs.

Renton Community Development received a £3,500 grant which will be used to continue funding and expanding a heat hub in Renton Craigandro football pavilion, to support vulnerable members of the community during the cost of living crisis.

Funding of between £300 and £10,000 is available to applicants who improve their communities by bringing people together, building strong relationships and helping people to reach their potential.

Dumbarton constituency MSP, Jackie Baillie, said: “I am absolutely delighted that these three local groups who do excellent work in the community have successfully applied to the National Lottery Community Fund.

“During this cost of living crisis many of our local charities are working extra hard to support people who are struggling and I thank them for their ongoing work.

“I would urge any other groups who meet the criteria to consider applying to this fund and I look forward to hearing about more, successful bids in future.”

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