£5,000 grant for Pitreavie Amateur Athletics Club

Awards for All ScotlandDunfermline’s Pitreavie Amateur Athletics Club, which nurtured the talents of 2013 European Athletics Indoor Championships gold medallist Eilidh Child, has received a £5,000 Awards for All grant from sportscotland.

The funding will go towards new equipment, with the aim of increasing the level of participation within the club and developing the skills of its elite athletes.

MSP for Dunfermline, Bill Walker, said: “This is excellent news for Pitreavie, especially in light of the upcoming Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Pitreavie has produced many fine athletes, and I look forward to watching our local talent compete for Scotland in the Games.

“Many groups from Dunfermline and west Fife have now received grants from Awards for All. I would strongly encourage local community and voluntary groups to apply for funding wherever applicable.”

Awards for All is supported by Creative Scotland, the Big Lottery Fund and sportscotland. The scheme makes awards of between £500 and £10,000 to grass-roots community groups and voluntary organisations. It aims to help people take part in the arts, sport, social, environmental, health related, educational and other community activities

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