CARNEGIE Swimming Club have received a splash of cash which will go towards coaching swimmers at the club and beyond.

The club have received grant funding to the tune of £2,500 from National Lottery Awards for All Scotland.

They are one of three Fife sports organisations to be awarded the cash grants thanks to the The National Lottery Community Fund in partnership with sportscotland.

The Dunfermline club - based at Carnegie Leisure Centre - will now use the sum to provide coaching and teaching to club members and the wider Fife community.

Stewart Harris, chief executive of sportscotland, said: “This funding from The National Lottery will make a huge difference to clubs and communities the length and breadth of the country. The grants will help improve sporting opportunities as part of Scotland’s world-class sporting system for all.

“A huge thanks must go National Lottery players – without their contribution today’s investment on sports clubs and physical activity organisations would not have been possible.

"That contribution is playing a critical role in supporting people, projects and communities during these challenging times."

Applications to National Lottery Awards for All Scotland are welcomed on a rolling basis and can be received at any time.

A spokesperson said: "These awards, made possible by National Lottery players, are helping to make amazing contribution to the nation-wide response to combat the impact of COVID-19 on local communities across Scotland.

"I would like to congratulate all the groups receiving funding today they are all important projects which will support people now, and in the future, when they can physically come back together to make great things happen in their community."