COMMUNITY groups are to share in a National Lottery windfall of almost £2 million.
Eighteen groups will receive the cash boost which totals £1,950,722.
They include a telephone service to help isolated people re-engage with the outside world, an environmental recycling programme to bring generations together and a programme promoting an active lifestyle.
The cash injection was announced on Thursday by the Big Lottery Fund.
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An award of £116,828 to Best Bib N Tucker CIC, based in Edinburgh, will bring the Oxgangs community together through a programme of activities based around recycling and upcycling.
Young and old people will learn to repair clothing and create recycled shopping bags, aprons and table mats.
Volunteering Hebrides will run a range of dedicated health and welfare projects, activities and events for people in the Western Isles.
The £128,280 funding will pay for a dedicated co-ordinator who will create a programme healthy activities such as fishing, walking and cycling.
Meanwhile Volunteer Centre Dundee will also receive an award of £124,920.
Maureen McGinn, chairwoman of Big Lottery Fund Scotland said: “Thanks to National Lottery players, this £2 million investment will reach into communities across Scotland and transform the lives of local people.
“Each of these inspiring projects will assist people at the times when they need most support, providing them with the tools, confidence and skills to work towards a more positive future.”