A CROSSGATES charity is flying high after landing National Lottery funding.

Crossgates Flying Club have been granted £3,700 from the Big Lottery Fund.

The pigeon-racing group are one of 136 community organisations to have received a cash sum from more than £950,000 of lottery grants.

They'll use the funding to replace their old clubhouse with a new base, which will be available for community use as a meeting room.

Playpen Cafe CIC (Community Interest Company) are also in the money.

The community cafe are looking to move into the former Co-op site in Kincardine High Street.

Plans were lodged with Fife Council in July with their aim to “offer a central meeting area” that will also allow children to enjoy “a safe and secure play environment”.

They have received £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.

Now The Playpen, which, according to its Facebook page, came to life after its founding director “identified the need for more children’s indoor play facilities that catered to the needs of the carer as well as the child”, is aiming to move into its new, permanent home in the autumn if its proposals are given the go-ahead.

National Lottery Awards for All Scotland makes grants to help people take part in arts, sport, social, environmental, health-related, educational and other community activities.

A spokesperson said: “This is National Lottery money in action, reaching into communities across Scotland making a real difference to the people who live there.

"The 136 groups receiving funding today showcases the range of projects that can be funded through this programme and the difference that the smallest amounts of money can make.”