WOMEN Warriors Wheelchair Basketball team has been awarded a share of an £84,000 funding pot.

The Glasgow-based team was given £8500 after being shortlisted for the Scotmid Co-operative’s Community Connect award scheme in the West of Scotland.

In normal times, Scotmid would typically select a shortlist of community projects which its members then vote on to allocate different amounts of funding.

But due to the pandemic, the Scotmid Board agreed all shortlisted charities and community groups would receive equal amounts of funding in each region.

Karen Carruth, chairwoman of Women Warriors Wheelchair Basketball, said: “The money Scotmid are giving us will make such a difference.

"It will allow us to buy more equipment and update valuable equipment.

"Not only that, this donation will allow us to ensure we are around for years to come yet."

Since Scotmid’s Community Connect launched in 2017, more than £385,000 has been awarded to 39 good cause groups enabling key projects to come to life in local areas.

Andy Simm, chairman of the west regional committee of Scotmid, said: “We are delighted to provide Women Warriors Wheelchair Basketball with funding as it continues to provide vital support to the Glasgow community.”