2012 Award Recipients
November 2012 Awards
National Autistic Society, East Dunbarton
The fund will help the newly formed 18-25 year old group to attend a Christmas Party Night. Members of the group will be able to meet new people their own age and make new friends.
Chirnside Primary School, Outwith Strathclyde
School Children will benefit from the creation of an outdoor garden, thanks to help from the grant. The school and children are delighted at the news and looking forward to starting their project.
Caldercruix Youth and Community Development Project, North Lanarkshire
The project is using their grant to help replace outside lights and purchase a tree for a range of community events being planned this year.
Oakgrove Primary School, Glasgow
Parents and Children of the school will be able to enjoy reading bi-lingual books together, as the school is using their grant to purchase the special storybooks. Currently 62% of the school children use two or more languages.
August 2012 Awards
Laurel Gardens Pensioners Group, North Lanarkshire
The grant helped towards the cost of a wheelchair access bus for a visit to Garrion Bridge Garden Centre on the Clydeside. The group were delighted to receive this grant from Scotwest, with one group member saying: "The venue was wonderful. The coach was ideal; very comfortable and the driver so helpful, kind and patient."
Upperton Residents Association, North Lanarkshire
The fund will help towards costs of clearing derelict land to make way for a children's play area. The residents will use the money to clear the land of weeds and overgrown grass.
South Western Allotments, Glasgow
The grant will help to provide trellis to screen a newly installed composting toilet at the allotments. The trellis will allow climbing plants to grow and help with the overall appearance of the allotments.
Mavisbank School, North Lanarkshire
The school will be able to purchase new blinds for a classroom to help visually impaired pupils. The new blinds will help provide a suitable contrast for them to learn.
South Lanarkshire Disabled Volleyball, South Lanarkshire
The club will be able to purchase the appropriate equipment to help them play. This is the only club of its kind in the West of Scotland and with the new equipment the group hope to encourage more members to join.
Giffnock North AAC Junior Section, East Renfrewshire
The club qualified to represent Scotland at the national finals of the Young Athletes League which involved a taking a team of 80 athletes, aged 11 – 16, to Manchester for the competition. The grant helped to provide lunch for the athletes.
Charleston Tenants Association, Renfrewshire
The association supports around 500 people and tries to organise as many trips and activities as possible. The residents are using the grant to help with the costs for a trip to the Pantomime and a high tea.
May 2012 Awards
Drumpark School Healthy Lifestyles, North Lanarkshire
The project promotes healthy eating and physical activities for both pupils and their families. The award will help to go towards the purchase of additional equipment to allow more families to take part.
Bailleston Boys Club (Lochend), Glasgow
The football club for boys are using their grant to assist them with the cost of travel and transport to attend a tournament in Blackpool this summer.
Ayr Bruins Junior Ice Hockey Club, South Ayrshire
The grant will help young people between 14 and 18 learn to skate and play ice hockey through the club's new training programme. The 'Come & Try' event hopes to encourage people to learn more about the sport and further their interest.
February 2012 Awards
Inchinnan Primary School, Renfrewshire
The school are upgrading their playground and the children will be working with a local artist to design artwork for the walls and fences. The award will help towards the cost of this exciting project.
Garscube Harriers, Glasgow
The club are keen to enhance the team spirit within the club and encourage increased integration between the junior and senior sections. They plan to use the grant to help find a bus to take club members to the Scottish Club Country Championships.
Glenburn Pre-Five Centre, Renfrewshire
The centre is running a healthy cooking project. The aim is to teach parents basic cooking skills and how to make simple, affordable healthy meals. The funds will be used to purchase equipment for the classes.
Casa Ceolach, Glasgow
The Gaelic drama musical group for children aged 7 to 18 will use their award to purchase choir and handheld microphones which they will be able to use at rehearsals and performances.
Cathkin Primary School, South Lanarkshire
The school has opened an Enterprise Cafe which is run by Primary 6 and 7 children, some of whom have additional support needs. As well as providing the children with valuable experiences, the cafe also raises funds for charity. The Making A Difference funds will be used to purchase new equipment.