Over £2.2m of National Lottery funding is today being shared by 103 community groups across Scotland with two groups in renfrewshire receiving £110,000.

The Tannahill Centre was awarded £100,000. They will use the money to develop a hub in Ferguslie Park where individuals can access the support needed to build their skills, knowledge and confidence so that they can volunteer in the community.

Participants will also be supported to design, develop and deliver new projects in the local community if existing provision is lacking.

A second grant was paid to Stronger Communities in Glenburn was awarded £10,000. The group will use the funding to provide social and recreational activities to families from the local area.

The National Lottery Community Fund distributes money raised by National Lottery players for good causes. National Lottery players last year raised over half a billion pounds of funding to communities across the UK. Over eight in ten (83%) of the grants are for under £10,000 – going to grassroots groups and charities across the UK that are bringing to life ideas that matter most to their communities.

To find out more visit www.TNLCommunityFund.org.uk.

Main photo Credit: David Cameron