GROUPS in West Fife have received a share of £1.57 million to pay for everything from a new football team for girls and dishing out surplus food to music sessions and bike storage.

The money is from the National Lottery Awards for All Scotland, which issues grants from £500 to £10,000, and more than 220 arts, sports and community groups across the country have benefitted from this round of funding.

Abbeyview Kids Club picked up £3,200 to pay for activities and equipment for their after-school and holiday childcare service, which is used by kids aged between five and 14.

Culross Development Trust was awarded £9,950 for a new custom-built storage facility for items it’s not possible to store at the Stables Community Centre.

There’s a similar plan at Fife Cycle Speedway, which is based at Queen Anne High School in Dunfermline, with £1,750 to buy an additional container to store the club’s bikes and equipment safely.

Fife Music Connections hit the jackpot with the full £10,000 grant, which they’ll use to launch music sessions for the whole community. This will give people the chance to try an instrument, build their music skills and learn through peer support.

A new football team will be started with Rosyth FC launching a girls' team, with the aim of increasing participation in the sport among young females in West Fife. They received £700.

A community interest company in Dunfermline, Safe Space, was given £6,240.

It provides a free counselling service to survivors of childhood sexual abuse and it will use the funding to hire people to lead group work sessions.

And the Tryst Centre in Abbeyview will spend £8,450 on a new community pantry which will give people access to a wide range of surplus food.