Community grants go to local causes

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The 2013 Bank of Scotland Community Fund is helping local people to have a positive impact at the heart of their communities by giving grants to four good causes in each community.

The four community groups from Angus Inland and the award they will receive are listed as: Brechin Youth Project , £3,000; Angus Riding for the Disabled, £3,000; HedzUp, £300; Angus Foodbank, £300.

Nearly 380,000 votes were cast by the Scottish public for their favourite good cause - an overwhelming response to the 2013 Bank of Scotland Community Fund and the 208 good causes shortlisted in Scotland.

Every good cause on the shortlist received votes - cast online, in branches or by SMS during September and October 2013.

Graham Lindsay, Group Director, Responsible Business, Lloyds Banking Group said: “We know that receiving a promotional boost and public support is as important as the financial investment and can have a sustained impact on groups’ engagement with their local community over time.

“Helping our communities thrive in this way is crucial to us delivering our ambition to help Britain prosper.”