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Community / Six local projects enjoy funding success

A NUMBER of local groups have received funding via Lerwick Community Council after nearly 250 people turned out to vote for their favourite projects.

Some of the Loot For Lerwick winners. Photo: Lerwick Community CouncilSome of the Loot For Lerwick winners. Photo: Lerwick Community Council

The community council received £5,000 as part of a national participatory budgeting scheme, with projects eligible for up to £1,000.

The Loot For Lerwick event, held on Saturday, saw members of the public vote for projects they wanted to see receive a share of the funding.

Bell’s Brae Primary School Pupils received £1,000 for trips within Shetland, while Bressay Park Run secured the same amount for its weekly running event.

The Staney Hill Hall committee received £1,000 for a programme of parties and social events as well as a community gardening project, as did Islesburgh Drama Group for a theatre school week.

Shetland Autism Friendly got its full request of £530 for materials and costs for a weekly club for people with autism and their family and friends.

Just under £500 was left over, which was given to Shetland Rugby Club to part-fund Tyoch Midder – a ‘Tough Mudder’ style endurance event for Shetland.