Over £300,000 National Lottery Funding Builds Community Spirit Across D&G

Glentrool & Bargrennan Community Trust

The National Lottery Community Fund is today (THURS 9 JULY) announcing over £12 million to 311 Scottish groups with the lion’s share going to projects that will transform existing buildings into vibrant community hubs.

Amongst the community organisations to benefit are several from across Dumfries and Galloway including Glentrool & Bargrennan Community Trust who have been awarded £220,000 to to develop the former school for community use. Also Lochside Community Association In Dumfries have been awarded £7,750 to provide meals and activity packs for elderly and vulnerable members of the local community.

12 Dumfries and galloway organisations have been given over £310,000 of National Lottery Funding from the £12 Million pot.

Announcing today’s funding to 311 projects in Scotland, The National Lottery Community Fund’s Scotland Chair, Kate Still, said: “These awards, made possible by National Lottery players, recognise the incredible work happening across Scotland to create stronger, more connected communities.
I am delighted that some of this funding will be used to transform existing buildings into vibrant community hubs that will carry on the strong community spirit that has been so evident in recent times.
“National Lottery players can be proud to know that money they raise by buying tickets is continuing to make such a difference.”

National Lottery players raise £30 million every week for good causes in the UK. The National Lottery Community Fund in Scotland is currently focusing its funding on those projects that supporting organisations and communities to respond to the challenge of COVID-19.

To find out more visit www.TNLCommunityFund.org.uk

Dumfries Welfare RightsThe National Lottery Community Fund£8,000Dumfries and GallowayThis group will use the funding to continue providing advice regarding welfare rights, employment and benefits to those living in the Dumfries & Galloway area.
Glentrool & Bargrennan Community TrustThe National Lottery Community Fund£220,000Dumfries and GallowayThis group will use the funding to develop the former school on the village green for community use, and to generate income from a self-contained four-bed unit and bunkhouse accommodation for supervised youth groups. The facility is the only indoor community space in this remote village and will be used by local residents for social gatherings, film screenings and concerts, and arts and crafts events.
Kirkmaiden Community Harbour TrustThe National Lottery Community Fund£10,000Dumfries and GallowayThis group will use the funding to carry out refurbishment works to Drummore Harbour sea wall to re-establish a well maintained harbour.
Learners TogetherThe National Lottery Community Fund£4,820Dumfries and GallowayThis group will use the funding to run activities and provide meals for families during the summer holidays in Stranraer.
Lochside Community AssociationThe National Lottery Community Fund£7,750Dumfries and GallowayThis group will use the funding to provide meals and activity packs for elderly and vulnerable members of the community in Lochside, Dumfries.
Portpatrick Community Development TrustThe National Lottery Community Fund£3,805Dumfries and GallowayThis group based in Portpatrick will use the funding to continue providing meals and essential items to those who are clinically vulnerable and those facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis.
RH Youth OrganisationThe National Lottery Community Fund£2,244Dumfries and GallowayThis group based in Lockerbie run a theatre and outdoor adventure programme for young people. Their income has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and they will use the funding to cover hall hire and insurance costs from August 2020 to February 2021.
Summerhill Community CentreThe National Lottery Community Fund£10,000Dumfries and GallowayThis group will use the funding to purchase a second hand van to increase emergency food provision in the Dumfries & Galloway area.
The Fed Up CafeThe National Lottery Community Fund£8,142Dumfries and GallowayThis group will use the funding to run a series of free cookery lessons for disadvantaged individuals in Stranraer.
The Food Train LtdThe National Lottery Community Fund£16,029Dumfries and GallowayThis group will use the funding to help with the increased demand for food delivery services following the self-isolation and social distancing measures. The group will be able to bring on board additional admin support to process payments and expense claims.
The Furniture Project (Stranraer) LimitedThe National Lottery Community Fund£10,000Dumfries and GallowayThis group will use the funding to cover staff costs which will enable them to continue providing meals, food parcels, and a food shopping and prescription delivery service to those in the high risk category and on low incomes in Stranraer.
Upper Nithsdale Arts and Crafts Community Initiative LimitedThe National Lottery Community Fund£9,500Dumfries and GallowayThis group will use the funding to run free performances and workshops for the community following the lockdown restrictions to help bolster community spirit in Sanquhar.