£20,000 Grant To Help Nithsdale Amateur Rowing Club

Director of The Holywood Trust,Dumfries Karen Ward Boyd, recently presented a cheque for £20,000 to Melanie Platten, Captain of Nithsdale Amateur Rowing Club and junior members Ellis Middleton. Anderson Black, Sophie Cruikshank & Keir Skilling.

The grant will help with the cost of improvements to the clubhouse, the purchase of new boats and coaching development. The Club is looking to raise further funds to help with these improvements.

The Holywood Trust is a charitable organisation which aims to help young people in Dumfries and Galloway. It gives grants to individuals and organisations, creating opportunities for young people in the region.

The Trust is currently reviewing its priorities, but is particularly interested in:
• Providing opportunities for the most disadvantaged and vulnerable young people in our region
• Encouraging talented young people in Dumfries and Galloway
• Helping improve creative and cultural opportunities across the region
• Supporting imaginative and inspirational approaches
They focus primarily on young people aged 15 – 25 years. However  will also consider supporting vulnerable younger children for preventative measures in relation to health or social disadvantage, or if the activities are particularly inspirational!

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