Scottish grassroots football has received a £1.5million donation from philanthropist and Hearts director James Anderson.
The donation to the Scottish Football Partnership Trust will rise to £1,875,000 through Gift Aid.
Anderson said: “It seems clearer to me that a flourishing grassroots football system is a major contribution to health, well-being and happiness.”
Grassroots clubs and other charitable community football organisations will be able to apply for grants of up to £40,000 to purchase equipment such as goalposts, floodlights, maintenance equipment, or to refurbish changing rooms and improve pitches.
The SFPT’s chief operating officer, Stuart McCaffrey, said: “Our aim at the SFPT is always to promote inclusive participation in football at grassroots level with physical well-being and mental health being central to charitable aims and objectives.
“By investing in facilities, we can bolster hubs and homes for clubs enabling more people of all ages, regardless of their ability or social circumstances, to participate in a safe and modern environment.”