A UK TREASURY FUNDING boost has been proved to aid the development of new community centre facilities for armed forces’ families at Kinloss Barracks.
The Libor funding scheme uses cash recovered from fines for criminal activities which is then directed to community causes throughout the UK.
In the budget this week, the Chancellor revealed that £36million from banking fines had been committed over the next three years to support Armed Forces and Emergency Service charities and other good causes.
Part of that has been allocated to Kinloss, prompted Moray’s MP Douglas Ross to comment: “I am delighted that £14,838 of this is coming directly to Moray to allow the Army Welfare Service to develop the Kinloss Activities Building into a vibrant community centre for the families of 39 Engineer Regiment who are based there.
“The people of Moray are proud of their links to our armed forces and I am particularly pleased that the families of serving Army personnel based at Kinloss will benefit from this money.
“As well as this grant coming directly to Kinloss, the well-known Kinloss Military Wives Choir will also be in line to benefit from the £50,000 allocated to support the 74 Military Wives Choirs across the UK.
“Moray Veterans will benefit from grants that include £298,000 for 68 Degrees North to support the rehabilitation of wounded ex-service personnel and prove that there is life after injury, £1.44million for Help for Heroes, through to £3million for the Royal British Legion which will include the expansion of the Veterans Returns Programme which enables World War 2 Veterans to undertake supported tours to areas where they saw active service.”