Bank of Scotland grants

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Local groups are celebrating Bank of Scotland Community Fund grants thanks to bank customers voting in branch, online, via SMS text message, and on Twitter .

Eyemouth & District Amatuer Swimming Club are getting £3000, to help them provide a higher quality of coaching and to increase member numbers to give more children these valuable life skills.

North Northumberland Scouts will now be able to buy new equipment, for example a picnic table suitable for disabled members and offer archery after receiving £2000.

Here for You Berwick Community Trust will use the £500 grant to increase digital and social integration and address the specific employment challenges faced by the rural community.

Other Borders groups benefiting from grants thanks to bank customer votes are: MS Society Borders Branch (£3,000); Children First Selkirk (£2,000); RDA Borders Group (£1,000); The Borders Children’s Charity (£500); Kelso High School Girls Hockey Club (£1,000).

Over 150,000 people will benefit from the good work of the 232 good causes across the country receiving a Community Fund 2014 award.

Mike Moran, director, Bank of Scotland said: “It has been fantastic to see so many members of the public nominating and voting. Helping our communities thrive in this way is crucial to us delivering our ambition to help Britain prosper.”