A KILWINNING football team were given a welcome boost thanks to Cunninghame Housing Association.

Last month, Janet Strang, the chairperson of Cunninghame Housing Association, presented a cheque for £1,000 to Kilwinning Community Football Academy.

The cash will be used to assist with funding costs to facilitate a new 2008 youth football team.

Janet said: “We are delighted to be able to support local children and enable the football academy to purchase football kits and equipment for their forthcoming season”

The funding for the initiative came from the association’s Making Our Communities a Better Place Fund which operates throughout the year until the allocated funding is finally exhausted.

If you are a local group or individual and you are interested in submitting an application for funding please contact Karlin Mclaughlan or Elaine Nimmo at Cunninghame Housing Association on 01294 606005