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Increased lottery funding for community groups through Fife

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Frontline organizations have received money to help them adapt and recover from the impact of COVID-19.

Kirkcaldy’s Cottage Family Center received £ 77,000, which will allow it to continue its Connecting Families project, which provides therapeutic interventions to young people and their families facing multiple challenges.

Pauline Buchan, director of the center, said: “There are no words to express how absolutely delighted we are to have received continued funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, especially during what has been a period of time. very difficult for so many of our children, youth and their families.

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Duncan Mitchell, Managing Director, at FEAT
Duncan Mitchell, Managing Director, at FEAT

“Our continued support of the National Lottery Community Fund will continue to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for families to resolve relationship issues, conflicts and wellness needs.”

The ongoing regeneration of Silverburn Park in Leven has seen £ 106,475 go to FEAT which will use the funding to organize a variety of community activities, including a volunteer program.

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Duncan Mitchell, Company Secretary, said: “It will make a huge difference in our ongoing regeneration efforts, transforming the park from what used to be a decaying place and turning it back into a vibrant place.

Pauline Buchan, Cottage Center, Kirkcaldy (Photo: Fife Photo Agency)

“This project can be a real catalyst to realize aspirations and hope again for the future.”

Buckhind Players got £ 10,000 to continue their adult theater troupe and start a youth group, and the Fife Center for Equalities £ 80,441 to provide a range of services to older people from ethnic minorities,

Nina Munday, Chief Executive Officer, said: “At the onset of the pandemic, we identified that information and support was not reaching older people from an ethnic minority living in Fife.

“This is because the volunteer-run lunch clubs could not take place due to restrictions.

“The National Lottery Community Fund gave us a small grant to enable us to recruit three multilingual employees who distributed culturally sensitive food packages, as well as provide the latest COVID-19 information to seniors in their own language.

“Now, with this new funding, seniors will have more confidence to access traditional services. “

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