Spots clubs across Ayrshire are set to receive a share of over £11 million of funding.

As part of the continued drive to get more people active, the UK Government and the Scottish FA have kicked off the year by announcing 40 projects across Scotland are benefitting from a share of the funding.

40 projects are to receive funding that will go towards facilities such as changing rooms and pavilions, state of the art 3G artificial grass pitches and brand new floodlights.

Whitletts Vics in the Community, The Killie Community and the Kilwinning Community Sports Hub are set to share almost £700,000 between them.

Whitletts Vics in the Community will benefit from over £200,000 to go towards plans for a new 'artificial grass' pitch.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Clubs will benefit from the funding.Clubs will benefit from the funding. (Image: NQ Archive)

The Killie Community will get over £400,000, also to go towards a new artificial pitch.

Kilwinning Community Sports Club is set to receive two separate grants.

One will be worth £30,000 for a new clubhouse and another will be worth more than £37,000 to go towards new floodlighting.

UK Government sports minister Stuart Andrew said: “Sport and physical activity is vital to our mental health and wellbeing, and each year thousands of people make a New Year's resolution to exercise more.

“We know that one of the major barriers in getting active is access to high-quality sports facilities, which is why we are delivering 40 new projects in Scotland. 

“The UK Government and Scottish FA have already delivered another 40 projects backed by £4 million to give local communities the high quality facilities they need.”

Scottish FA president Mike Mulraney added: “It is vitally important for the nation that we continue to make our national game accessible to all and we are extremely grateful to the UK Government for helping us to do so through this investment.”