AN ALLOA charity has received a four figure sum to fund a social group for adults with disabilities and additional support needs.

Play Alloa was delighted to announce it recently received an award from the National Lottery Community Fund, providing £9,816 to run an evening Adult Social Group.

The funding, made possible by National Lottery players, has allowed Play Alloa to relaunch its evening social group which had to close in 2020 due to the pandemic and was unable to return due to lack of funding.

Maria Malcolm, senior project manager at Play Alloa, said: “We are delighted to be able to bring this group back after a two year break allowing local adults with disabilities an opportunity to meet their friends and have fun in the evening once again.

“We can’t thank the National Lottery Community Fund enough.”

Adults across the Wee County who have a disability or additional support needs will be able to access the group.

Kate Still, the National Lottery Community Fund Scotland Chair, added: “National Lottery funding can make amazing things happen in local communities across the country.

“This project delivered by Play Alloa is a great example of community activity in action, showing just what can be achieved when people come together for a common cause or to help others.

“National Lottery players can be proud to know that the money they raise is helping to support this vital work and to help communities thrive.”

Play Alloa aims to provide a creative, life-enhancing range of play and social opportunities for children and adults with disabilities and additional support needs to help strengthen their ability to achieve their full potential.

Anyone who is interested in attending or referring someone else must contact Play Alloa directly for further details

Visit or call 01259 721511 for more information.