Murton Trust receives cash boost

**FREE FOR MEDIA USE**'The entrance to Murton Farm in its Google virtual tour shot by Mr Droogle.
**FREE FOR MEDIA USE**'The entrance to Murton Farm in its Google virtual tour shot by Mr Droogle.

Murton Trust has received a cash boost from a fund aimed at helping Scotland’s children get the best start in life.

A total of 83 community groups are today sharing in £511,412 from the Communities and Families Fund, a joint venture between the Big Lottery Fund and the Scottish Government.

Murton Trust For Education and the Environment has received £3,490.

The trust will use the funding for their ‘Murton Farm Outdoor Tots’ sessions which provide weekly access to outdoor activities for young children.

Maureen McGinn, chairwoman of the Big Lottery Fund Scotland Committee, said: “Since its launch in May 2012 the Communities and Families Fund has helped to give Scotland’s next generation the best start in life.

“Over the past four years the programme has supported a wide range of activities in each of the country’s 32 local authorities, showing how small amounts of funding can often make the biggest difference.

“Each of the 753 groups funded by Communities and Families have put children and their needs at the very heart of their work, creating a legacy of which we are proud to have been a part.”

The programme closed to applications on February 29.

The Communities and Families Fund had a budget of £4.5 million from The Scottish Government and £1.5 million from the Big Lottery Fund.