Feelgood factor as groups receive National Lottery Awards for All funding

Groups in East Renfrewshire and the Southside of Glasgow have received funding from the National Lottery Awards for All programme.
Groups in East Renfrewshire and the Southside of Glasgow have received funding from the National Lottery Awards for All programme.

Groups across East Renfrewshire and Glasgow are celebgrating after being awarded funding from from the National Lottery Awards for All.

Thanks to an award of £10,000, The Feel Good Women’s Group, based in Govanhill, will run a programme of wellbeing activities designed to reduce isolation and improve the mental and physical health of those taking part.

Welcoming the award, Rizwana Saeed, project co-ordinator, said: “Many of the women who come along to our group have caring responsibilities and some have even experienced domestic abuse.

“For some, this is their only opportunity to leave their homes, make new friends and do something for themselves.

“Thanks to National Lottery players we can continue making a real difference to the lives of the women we are trying to help.”

Reema Kishore (50) credits the group with helping her through some tough times.

She said: “Coming here has really helped me with my own mental health issues as I have formed close friendships with other group members and staff. I feel I am able to tell my friends from the group when I am feeling low which has really helped me feel less alone.”

Groups receiving funding in East Renfrewshire are: BANDF (£8993); Barrhead Netball Club (£8,136); Sykes Terrace/Hamiliton Place Residents Association (£5,000); Tuesday Friendship Club (£10,000) and Walton Court Social Club (£800).

In the Southside, as well as The Feel Good Women’s Group, four groups have been awarded funding: Holybrook Academy (£4,742); Inhouse Events Solutions CIC (£9,000); Pollokshields Development Agency (£10,000); and The Recovery Collective CIC (£6,080).

A National Lottery Awards for All spokesman said: “This is National Lottery money in action, reaching into communities across Scotland, making a real difference to the people who live there.”

To find out what National Lottery Awards for All Scotland could do for your community visit www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk or phone 0300 123 7110.