MP Welcomes Further Lottery Funding Awards in Gordon

MP Welcomes Further Lottery Funding Awards in Gordon

Published date : 03 November, 2023

Gordon SNP MP Richard Thomson has welcomed the latest round of lottery funding which sees five groups in the constituency receive payouts from the National Lottery’s Community Fund.  

Welcoming the funding awards, Mr Thomson congratulated the organisations and said he is keen to encourage more applications from local groups to get more lottery money coming to Gordon Constituency.  


Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:  

“I am delighted for the organisations concerned who will share over £160,000 of funding for their various projects.  These are substantial awards which can make a real difference to their local communities.   

“I’m always keen to look at ways of encouraging more funding applications from community groups and organisations to take advantage of what’s available and ensure that North-east communities benefit as a result.  As a first step, I am happy to provide a letter of support for constituted groups who are making or considering making funding applications.”  




Note to Editors:  The awards in Gordon Constituency are:  


North East Rider Volunteers Scotland SCIO received a £4,000 grant.  

This group will use the funding to provide transportation of medical samples and treatments, medical equipment, donated breast milk and medical files for free to the NHS. They operate across the NHS Grampian region.  


Networks of Wellbeing Ltd received a £133,389 grant.  

This group will continue to deliver and develop a programme of free, community-based work supporting people with poor mental health to become more resilient and re-connect with others. The services provided will take place in Huntly and surrounding villages but are open to people across the NHS Grampian region.  


Royal British Legion Scotland Oldmeldrum Branch received a £10,000 grant.  

The group will install insulation into their Royal Legion Hall in Oldmeldrum.  


Slains and Collieston Community Council received a £6,369 grant.  

The grant will fund a programme of community drop in sessions through the winter months to reduce social isolation and promote community wellbeing. The funding will also fund a robotic lawnmower to assist with maintenance of the community garden.  


Ury Riverside Park SCIO received a £6,981 grant.  

This group will use the funding to monitor biodiversity and people numbers, helping to build a picture of how the development of the site by the community affects the site overall. All sorts of community volunteers will take part and it will be both active social projects, and educational school and young people projects.  



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