Moorfoot Primary School benefits from fund

A playroom at one of Midlothian Sure Start's centres.
A playroom at one of Midlothian Sure Start's centres.

Moorfoot Primary School is amongst the local beneficiaries of this year’s Greencoat Carcant Community Fund grant awards.

The Moorfoot Primary project, run by Midlothian Sure Start, will launch pupil and parent groups to improve mental health awareness.

Pupils will take part in World Mental Health Day events in October.

Cheryl Brown, chief executive at Midlothian Sure Start, said: “We are delighted to accept this grant. It will allow Midlothian Sure Start to work therapeutically with children and families at Moorfoot Primary. These sessions will aim to give children the tools to positively deal with stress and to take proactive action around advocating for their own mental health. They will be supported to take an active role in our ‘Share the Journey’ procession in Dalkeith on World Mental Health day.”

Other beneficiaries in the latest round of awards included Borthwick Scottish Women’s Institute, Moorfoot Community Council and Temple Village Hall Association.

Launched in 2010, the Community Fund is linked to Carcant Wind Farm, now owned by investors Greencoat UK Wind. The Fund in Moorfoot provides £4,200 per year over a 25-year period, to promote community activity and enhance quality of life for local residents.

Tom Rayner of Greencoat Wind UK, said “It is great to see the Community Fund making such a positive contribution to cultural, educational and social life in Moorfoot. We know that the community council and local groups work incredibly hard and we’re delighted that funds from Carcant Windfarm can help bring local projects to life”.

The next deadline for applications is May 2020. Visit www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/moorfoot/.