S4M-03090: Big Lottery Funding for Queen Anne High School in Dunfermline

That the Parliament congratulates Queen Anne High School in Dunfermline on receiving a grant of £5,940 from the Big Lottery Fund to develop its extracurricular sports programme; understands that the school will use this award to purchase and install rugby posts, basketball stands and basketball markings; considers after-school programmes to be of great benefit to pupils and parents; believes that young people should be encouraged wherever possible to take part in healthy exercise, and encourages local groups and organisations to be aware of funding, such as Big Lottery grants, that might be available to them for their community projects.

Supported by: Colin Beattie, Richard Lyle, Mike MacKenzie, Kevin Stewart, Margaret Burgess

Date Lodged: 29/05/2012

Queen Anne High School £6,000 Sports Funding

Queen Anne High School in Dunfermline has received a grant of nearly £6,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to develop their extra-curricular sports programme, which is open to all pupils. The school will purchase and install rugby posts, basket ball stands and basketball markings. Read more of this post

S4M-03054: Playground Funding for St Leonards Primary School in Dunfermline

That the Parliament congratulates St Leonards Primary School in Dunfermline on securing a grant of £8,231 from the Big Lottery Fund to redevelop its playground; understands that the grant will be used to purchase artificial grass, pencil weaver posts, an I-spy trail, a bench, a pergola, a music panel and wall games; welcomes such attempts to encourage children to enjoy outdoor activities, and wishes the children many hours of quality playtime in their new and improved playground.

Supported by: Richard Lyle, Mike MacKenzie, Kevin Stewart, Colin Beattie

Date Lodged: 25/05/2012

St Leonards Primary School Awarded Playground Funding

MSP Bill Walker has welcomed news that a Dunfermline Primary School has received a grant to redevelop its playground.

St Leonards Primary School has secured £8231 from the Big Lottery Fund, through Awards for All. Among other things, the school will buy artificial grass, a pergola, a bench, a music panel and wall games. Read more of this post

S4M-03015: West Fife Villages Win Big Lottery Floral Funding

That the Parliament congratulates Charlestown, Limekilns and Pattiesmuir Community Council on receiving a grant of £9,895 from the Big Lottery Fund for a floral displays scheme; understands that the community council hopes to encourage more local people to become involved in community gardening so as to help beautify the villages and enhance civic pride, and believes that such projects enhance the enjoyment that residents take in their environment as well as creating a positive image for visitors.

Supported by:  Dennis Robertson, Richard Lyle, Mike MacKenzie, Colin Beattie, Stuart McMillan, Kevin Stewart

Date Lodged: 23/05/2012

£10,000 Floral Funding to Help Beautify West Fife Villages

Charlestown, Limekilns and Pattiesmuir Community Council has received a grant of almost £10,000 to run a floral displays scheme. The Council hopes to encourage locals to become involved in community gardening, so as to help beautify the villages and enhance civic pride.

Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker welcomed the news: Read more of this post

Dunfermline School Children Recipients of Big Lottery Awards

Schoolchildren from Dunfermline are the latest to benefit from Big Lottery grants, aimed at encouraging involvement in sports.

Five primary schools and Dunfermline Athletic Girls Football Club received awards totalling £7,758. Four of the schools — Blairhall, Wellwood, Milesmark and Pittencrieff — will use their funding for Olympics-themed sports, while Cairneyhill Primary School aims to provide a wide range of sporting opportunities for all pupils, including those with significant additional support needs. Read more of this post

S4M-02310: Woodmill High School Big Lottery Award

That the Parliament congratulates Woodmill High School in Dunfermline on receiving £6,208 from the Big Lottery Fund, which will be used to hold the pupils’ very own Olympic Games later in 2012; understands that the school will run a programme of sports and activities for primary seven children from across eight schools, which will culminate in a four-day Olympic event; applauds Woodmill High School’s aim of encouraging children to be more active and to take part in new sports, and considers the events an innovative way of helping primary seven children make the transition from primary school to high school through joint participation with first-year secondary pupils in sports.                              

Supported by: Colin Beattie, Richard Lyle, Mike MacKenzie, Kevin Stewart, Margaret McDougall

Date Lodged: 12/03/2012

Woodmill High School Wins ‘Olympics’ Funding

Dunfermline children will organise and take part in their own Olympic Games later this year, after Woodmill High School won Big Lottery funding. Read more of this post

Abbeyview Project

I am following the progress of an innovative new training, advice and support service now running in Abbeyview, which aims to help local people into work. The Abbeyview Project located in Allan Crescent will establish an Information and Recreation Centre for the community, particularly aimed at young people. Read more of this post

Abbeyview Project Launch

A training, advice and support service has launched in Abbeyview, Dunfermline, to help local job-hunters into work. The Abbeyview Project, located in Allan Crescent, was officially opened by SNP MSP Bill Walker. It will provide an Information and Recreation Centre for the community, aimed particularly at young people. Read more of this post

Carnock Primary School Wins Big Lottery Award

Pupils from Carnock Primary School are among the latest to benefit from a grant from the Big Lottery Fund, through its 2014 Communities micro grants programme. Read more of this post

Dunfermline Beekeepers Association Receives Lottery Award

After yet another group in his constituency has received lottery funding, SNP MSP Bill Walker has welcomed news. Dunfermline and West Fife Beekeepers Association has been given an Awards for All Scotland grant of £9,496 from the Big Lottery Fund. Read more of this post

Bill Congratulates Latest Lottery Winners

Youngsters in Dunfermline are among the latest lucky beneficiaries of grants from the Big Lottery Fund, through Awards for All Scotland. Read more of this post

Awards for All Scotland

I would encourage community groups seeking funding to consider applying to Awards for All Scotland. This body awards grants of between £500 and £10,000 for art, sport, heritage and community activities and for projects that promote education, the environment and health in the local community. Read more of this post