Lottery grants to two Angus groups worth more than £14,000 have been welcomed by the local MP.
National Lottery Awards For All Scotland grants between £300 and £10,000 to projects that aim to help improve communities and the lives of people most in need.
The Strathmore Rugby Club Community Trust received a £5,000 National Lottery Awards for All Scotland grant from SportScotland.
This group will deliver three weekly rugby sessions for children and young people with autism.
Heart of the Travellers (HOTT) received a £9,096 grant from the National Lottery Community Fund.
The group will produce an illustrated children’s book based on The Yellow on the Broom, a classic autobiography narrating the childhood experiences of Scottish Traveller, Betsy Whyte, during the 1920s and 30s.
The book will be sent to public libraries throughout Scotland.
Scottish Conservative MP Kirstene Hair said:
“Strathmore do a power of work to increase youth participation in rugby 7s in and around Forfar.
“I’m please this grant will extend work among young people who need it most.
“The award to HOTT will revive an Angus-based literary classic for another generation.”
A National Lottery Awards for All Scotland spokeswoman said: “With summer in full swing, today’s £1.1 million funding boost will provide a wide range of community, sport and arts activities for people and families across the country.”