£20,000 boost for footpath project

The  project to upgrade a footpath near Helensburgh has been given a £20,000 boost.

Sportscotland’s Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund is awarding grants to help groups increase sport and physical activity, in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014.

And today (Tuesday) Argyll and Bute Council announced that the Helensburgh & District Access Trust has been granted £20,000 to upgrade the southern section of Highlandman’s Road, part of the Three Lochs Way.

Appin Community Council will also receive funding – £66,147 to upgrade the Jubilee Bridge.

Active Places Fund Grants are available for sums between £10,000 and £100,000 and a total of £1,228,727 has been awarded to projects in 15 local authorities in this round.  With additional funding from partners, communities will see more than £3.3m invested in facilities across Scotland.

Sportscotland are managing the Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund and an application form and guidance notes are available here.  The closing date for the next round of applications  is  July 1.