Finlay Carson MSP

Galloway and West Dumfries

Carson welcomes £154,000 Lotto funding boost for local groups

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A major funding gain for the local community comes as four local groups in Galloway and West Dumfries are set to benefit from £154,121 of Lottery Funding. 

Lincluden Community Centre Management Committee will take the biggest award in the area, receiving £125,974.

This funding will be used to upgrade the community centre, making it more attractive to local people and in particular providing more creative activities for young people. The refurbishment will include upgraded lighting, replacement windows and doors; new entrance to the centre and improved signage; repair and replacement of flooring and ceilings; refurbishment of toilet facilities; internal and external redecoration and installation of Wi-Fi.

After successfully applying to Awards for All Scotland, three further projects will benefit. Increased access 2 psychological support (ia2ps), Haugh of Urr Nursery and Stranraer Academy are set to benefit from over £28,000 of funding.

Stranraer Academy will use the funding to increase participation in after school activities and introduce a bi-weekly breakfast club as part of their anti-poverty strategy.

The grants come as part of £3/4 million of National Lottery funding being shared this week between 103 community, arts and sports groups across Scotland.

Galloway & West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson said:

“This lottery funding is a huge win for the local community. Lottery funding has become an important source of funding for good causes right across the country, and I am delighted that my constituency of Galloway and West Dumfries is getting a fair share.

“These four fantastic recipients will now have the opportunity to deliver services that they may otherwise have been unable to do.

“I wish Lincluden Community Centre Management Committee, ia2ps, Haugh of Urr Nursery and Stranraer Academy the greatest of success and look forward to having the opportunity to visit and see the great work they can achieve with this extra funding boost.”