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Three Forres groups receive share of £6387 Co-op funding boost

By Abbie Duncan

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THREE community groups who work to benefit Forres and the surrounding areas have received funding from Co-op's local community fund.

A total of £6387.89 is being shared in Forres and the surrounding areas by three groups as part of the Co-op's funding scheme. Friends of Blairs Loch received £2126.49 for the community grant, Forres in Bloom was awarded £2488.65 and Logie Primary School Parent Council who benefited with £1772.75.

Trustee treasurer of Blairs Loch, Brian Higgs said: "We are delighted with the support from the Co-op and its member customers. The funds will be put towards a project we have to improve accessibility to the loch.

"We are looking to purchase a specially modified boat that will allow disabled anglers to access the water for fishing. It is a long term project for us and this is a fantastic start."

The money is raised by Co-op members, who have the option to support local causes they care about by swiping or scanning their membership card when buying co-op products.

Co-op’s Local Community Fund has supported over 36,000 local community projects across the UK since it launched in 2016.

Rebecca Birkbeck, Director of Community and Member Participation at Co-op, said: “We’re really proud of our Local Community Fund and the impact it’s had supporting thousands of local causes across the UK. These groups deliver incredible grassroot projects, enabling them to provide important services, support and activities for their diverse communities.”

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