Charities and projects helping young people in Glasgow have received a cash boost of nearly £133,000.
The money for the good causes has come from Scottish Children’s Lottery.
It will support projects for 2022 that ensure children receive the very best start in life, no matter their circumstances.
The projects will tackle things such as loneliness, poverty and mental health issues.
Scott Millar, charity manager of the Scottish Children’s Lottery, said: “Too many children have been forced to deal with poverty, isolation and a lack of support during times of a crisis.
“That’s why we are thrilled to share this significant funding granted to Glasgow based charities to ensure that children are supported within their community.
“Players of the Scottish Children’s Lottery are helping us to reach more families by supporting projects that will help to empower disadvantaged young people to achieve goals that might otherwise have been out of reach.
“It fills us with great pride to hear what a difference this funding will make towards the lives of young people across the city, and we are massively grateful to our lottery players who have helped to make this December funding grant possible.”
The ten beneficiaries receiving a share of £132,646 in funding are: Friends of Ashton - £7,900; Teapot Trust - £12,000; Epilepsy Action Scotland - £5,000; The Halliday Foundation - £4,860; The Village storytelling Centre - £15,000; St Andrew’s First Aid - £25,000; BlueVale community Club - £11,886; Ypeople - £18,000; Impact Arts (Projects) ltd - £15,000; and Venture Trust - £18,000.
Stuart Callison, chief executive at St Andrew’s First Aid (Mental Health First Aid Training), said: “That is amazing and such welcome news.
“We are absolutely delighted that we will be able to carry out this training. Thank you so much.”
Players of the Scottish Children’s Lottery are helping us to reach more families by supporting projects that will help to empower disadvantaged young people to achieve goals that might otherwise have been out of reach.
Gemma Fleet, fundraising manager Epilepsy Action Scotland, said: “What wonderful news especially on such a grey day.
“We are so enormously grateful for the continued support of the Scottish Children’s Lottery.
“This grant is really great news, thank you again for supporting our youth work.”
Every ticket or scratch card bought directly from the Scottish Children’s Lottery benefits good causes for children in Scotland.
These include local community groups, disadvantaged young people and their families and carers.
With the help of their players, Scottish Children’s Lottery have raised more than £6.5 million for good causes.