GOOD causes across Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire have hit the jackpot after being awarded almost £100,000 worth of Lottery cash.

Among those who are quids in thanks to the windfall from the Awards for All scheme is Our Lady of Peace Primary School, in Linwood, which will use its £9,911 grant to install a Trim Trail fitness site in their playground.

Headteacher Lesley-Anne Dick said: “Everyone at the school is over the moon that the National Lottery has agreed to fund our Trim Trail.

“Children will be able to play together in a fun, stimulating and inclusive way whilst improving fitness and coordination.”

Elsewhere in Renfrewshire, Castle Semple Sailing Club, based in Lochwinnoch, will use its £7,356 grant to help people of all ages take to the water.

There is also a £9,956 grant for the 8th Paisley Boys’ Brigade, a £9,864 award for I Am Me Scotland to raise awareness of disability hate crime and a £9,541 donation to the Parent Council at St Benedict’s High, in Linwood, to pay for a new sound system.

Meanwhile, in East Renfrewshire, three good causes share almost £30,000 of Lottery cash between them.

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure (ERCL) will use a £10,000 grant to fund a series of creative and mindfulness workshops for adults at risk of social isolation.

The remaining £18,905 will be shared between Busby Community Council and outdoor children’s group Off Grid Kids.

Anthony McReavy, chief executive of ERCL, said: “We’re very grateful to receive the grant funding from the National Lottery Awards for All Scotland and you can be sure we’ll put the money to good use

“The grant will be used to expand and consolidate our Community Connections project, which has been running in our libraries during 2018.

“This is a very successful project aimed at encouraging adults at risk of social isolation or loneliness to participate in activities in their local library, and the feedback from people taking part has been extremely positive.

“This new funding will allow us to develop new activities, train staff and to roll out the project to even more of our libraries.”