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SOUTH SCOTLAND MSP WELCOMES LOTTERY FUNDING TO DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY

South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has welcomed news that well over £100,000 is to be invested in projects right across Dumfries and Galloway.

£132,808 has been invested by The National Lottery and Sports Scotland across a huge array of charities, schools and community groups.

 

Ranging from £802 for the Ashgrove Court Registered Tenants Organisation right up to £10,000 Upper Eskdale Development Group in total 18 groups within Dumfries and Galloway will benefit from this funding.

 

Speaking about the  announcement, Colin Smyth MSP said:

 

“This funding is a real boost to many of the excellent  local organisations working across Dumfries and Galloway providing for much for the local community . Despite all the economic uncertainty which can make it hard when it comes to fundraising and grants , it  is good to see the National Lottery investing in successful projects.

 

This money will allow these groups to grow and expand their work and I cannot wait to see the impact they can have of their communities with this additional funding.

 

I will be writing to all the groups to congratulate them on their successful applications ”

 

Full list of organisations is below:

Organisation Name

Funder

Payment Amount

Project Summary

Scottish  Parliament Constituency

Wigtown Primary School

Big Lottery Fund

£10,000

This funding will be used to develop the school’s outdoor playground area.

Galloway and West Dumfries

Upper Eskdale Development Group

Big Lottery Fund

£10,000

This group based in Eskdalemuir operate a community hub with various services and activities available for local people. The funding will be used to develop a children’s play area adjacent to the community hub.

Dumfriesshire

Stranraer Development Trust

Big Lottery Fund

£9,400

This trust will use the funding to hold a three day festival to promote their town. The project idea was a result of strong feedback from the community through a community consultation which was funded through Investing in Ideas.

Galloway and West Dumfries

Loch Ryan Sailing Club

SportScotland

£10,000

This club will use the funding for training for existing members and to purchase boats to increase sailing participation.

Galloway and West Dumfries

Borders Forest Trust

Big Lottery Fund

£10,000

This organisation restores native woodlands in Southern Scotland by combining farming and habitat restoration. They also do workshops in outdoor learning and environmental education. The funding will be used to build a new environmentally low impact community cabin that will improve the visitor facility at Corehead Farm.

Dumfriesshire

Holywood Primary School Parent Teacher Council

Big Lottery Fund

£10,000

This group will use the funding to improve the outdoor play areas and facilities of Holywood Primary School.

Dumfriesshire

Kirkcudbright Development Trust

Big Lottery Fund

£10,000

This trust will use the funding for festive lights and projections.

Galloway and West Dumfries

Clarebrand Village Hall

Big Lottery Fund

£2,920

This group runs a town hall that is used as a venue for various community and private events. The funding will be used to redecorate the building.

Galloway and West Dumfries

Canonbie Public Hall & Playing Field Recreation Centre

Big Lottery Fund

£10,000

This project will enable the refurbishment of the kitchen, the women’s toilet, and meeting room in the Public Hall.

Dumfriesshire

Lochmaben Primary School

Big Lottery Fund

£9,382

This school will use the funding for equipment to increase and improve the availability of sports for pupils and the local community.

Dumfriesshire

Dumfries Table Tennis Club

SportScotland

£7,340

This club provides a variety of table tennis training opportunities to people of all ages and abilities in Dumfries. The funding will be used to expand the clubs current activities and set up new satellite clubs in 5 deprived areas in Dumfries & Galloway.

Dumfriesshire

Chariots of Fire Equestrian Centre Community Interest Compan

Big Lottery Fund

£9,200

This organisation provides pony driving and equine therapy for people who have physical disabilities, mental health problems, learning difficulties, terminal illnesses or are disadvantaged. This project will enable them to run more small group sessions at weekends and school holidays for young people with disabilities or additional needs.

Dumfriesshire

The LGS Community Trust

Big Lottery Fund

£7,420

This group have recently acquired the lease for Hamilton Starke playing field and pavilion from Dumfries and Galloway Council. They will use the funding to conduct a community consultation and feasibility study to create a development plan to turn the site into a venue for sports and other activities.

Galloway and West Dumfries

Sleeping Giants Community Development CIC

Big Lottery Fund

£9,846

This funding will be used to set up and deliver a project which will provide capacity building activities to communities. The project will also provide services which build the expertise and understanding of community groups so that they can better respond to the needs of individuals and communities.

Galloway and West Dumfries

Newton Stewart Traditional Music Festival Association

Creative Scotland

£9,908

This project will contribute to the costs of a Festival Director and Assistant to promote and coordinate the festival and complimentary creative workshops and mentoring opportunities to engage local people. The project will also fund the costs of creative professionals to deliver workshops and mentoring.

Galloway and West Dumfries

Kirkinner Bowling Club

SportScotland

£6,850

This group will use the funding for a lawn mower, club house upgrades, and course fees for two of their volunteers.

Galloway and West Dumfries

Gatehouse Primary School

Big Lottery Fund

£1,200

This project aimed at the nursery linked to the school will provide the resources to create story sacks for parents and children to read and play with at home together.

Galloway and West Dumfries

Ashgrove Court Registered Tenants Organisation

Big Lottery Fund

£802

This group will use the funding to hold art workshops for tenants where in addition to creating art work the tenants will design then print their own monopoly type board game. They will also print their art work onto small items such as mugs and coasters to be exhibited and sold.

Galloway and West Dumfries

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