A COMMUNITY group has received a funding boost from the lottery.

Live@Troon have been awarded the highest sum of £10,000 as part of the National Lottery Awards for All for Scotland, which makes grants from £300 to £10,000 for voluntary and community groups from across the country.

The funding will be used to help run this year’s music festival, which sees a three-day event held in September this year and is hoped to be “biggest and best” line up to date, with music running throughout the weekend in Troon Concert Hall, pubs, restaurants and shops in and around Troon.

A spokesperson for the Nation Lottery Awards, added: “We are announcing over £767,000 that will help communities across Scotland to set up and develop projects run for and by local people. All of these grants are a great way to show the variety of projects.”

Last year, Live@Troon nominated Musicians Against Homelessness as one of their chosen charities for financial support, along with other local charities in Troon, including Seascape, Playlist for Life, Hansel Village and Troon Ivy Cottage.