Hyslop Welcomes £300,000 Crime Cashback Funding for Linlithgow
Linlithgow Constituency MSP, Fiona Hyslop has welcomed the news that Linlithgow Leisure Centre will benefit from £300,000 under the Cashback for Communities Scheme to fund a new 3G pitch.
“I am delighted that Linlithgow Leisure Centre has been selected to receive £300,000 in funding as part of the Scottish Government’s Cashback for Communities Initiative.
“This funding is very encouraging and will allow young people in Linlithgow and surrounding towns the opportunity to further their sporting ambitions and offer them a real chance at sporting success.
“In this the year the Commonwealth Games come to Scotland, and in the week that we celebrate the passing of the Commonwealth Baton, I can think of no better time to get young people excited and inspired by sport.
“We have a number of sporting greats from West Lothian – golfer Stephen Gallacher and tennis player Colin Fleming to name but two – who knows who might be out next local sporting hero.”
Notes for editors:
Funding of £1.8 million has been awarded through the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities programme for new 3G pitches.
CashBack takes money recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) and reinvests it back into initiatives to divert those who are on the cusp of offending and into local communities.
Applications for funding were invited from partnerships between local authorities and local football and rugby clubs. The bids were assessed by a panel comprising officials from sportscotland, Scottish Rugby, the Scottish FA, WREN and the Scottish Government’s Sport and Physical Activity Division.