Local MSP Finlay Carson has today welcomed news that 11 groups in his constituency of Galloway and West Dumfries have recently been successful in securing a total of £78,346 National Lottery funding after applying to Awards for All Scotland.
Loch Ryan Sailing Club, Ashgrove Court Registered Tenants Organisation, Clarebrand Village Hall, Wigtown Primary School, Kirkcudbright Development Trust, Gatehouse Primary School, Sleeping Giants Community Development CIC, Stranraer Development Trust, The LGS Community Trust, Newton Stewart Traditional Music Festival Association and Kirkinner Bowling Club have all been successful in securing lottery funding.
Awards For All Scotland gives groups a chance to apply for a National Lottery grant of between £500 and £10,000 for projects that aim to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need. Big Lottery Fund Scotland, Creative Scotland and sportscotland all contribute National Lottery funding towards Awards for All Scotland.
Finlay Carson has praised all of the projects on their successful applications which will enhance the local communities they are based in.
Commenting, Galloway and West Dumfries MSP, Finlay Carson said:
“What fantastic news for everybody in Galloway and West Dumfries.
“This funding from the National Lottery Awards for All will contribute to 11 groups in the region, helping them to continue to benefit the communities they are based in and help to improve the lives of people most in need.
“The range of projects that have made successful applications in the constituency goes to show just how much people are getting involved in good causes in their local community, it is truly humbling.
“I would like to wish all of those who have been successful in securing funding every success going forward, I hope to have the opportunity to meet as many of you as possible over the coming months.”
Announcing the funding, Martin Cawley, Big Lottery Fund, Director for Scotland, said:
“This is a fantastic amount of National Lottery money, nearly £4 million, going to hundreds of groups, run by local people actively working to make their communities better places to live.”
Stewart Harris, Chief Executive, sportscotland, said:
“At sportscotland, we believe in the power of sport and its ability to bring communities together.
“The almost £4million of National Lottery Awards for All Scotland funding announced today will make a huge difference to local groups and clubs with ambition to provide more and better opportunities to take part in sport and physical activity in the heart of their communities, and right across the country.”