National Lottery funding to help bring communities together in D&G

Dumfries and Galloway organisations are celebrating National Lottery Community funding for activities that will bring people together both at the Festive period and all year round.

Fed Up Community Cafe received £57,886 to continue to provide cooked breakfast and lunches five days a week from its café in the centre of Stranraer.

It will support people experiencing food poverty and will tackle isolation and loneliness. The project also provides training for volunteers in the kitchen and front of house.

Georgetown Primary School get £8790 to purchase new sets of goal posts for the benefit of pupils and the wider community.

Kirkcolm Community Trust receive £50,132 to employ a dedicated worker and implement some practical support for older people in this isolated rural community to counteract transport, health and financial difficulties.

It will also run a programme of activities and events to keep the older community socially, physically, and intellectually active.

Kirkcudbright Book Week Society receive £695 to promote and publicise Kirkcudbright Book Week which will run between Monday February 27th and Saturday March 4th 2023.

Kirtle and Eaglesfield Community Council were awarded £4850 to buy a shipping container to provide safe storage during the winter months for the community’s street stadium, a sectional safe fenced play area, which is used by a range of community groups.

Parents Inclusion Network were given £150,000 to continue delivering support, advice, and activities across Dumfries and Galloway to families with disabled children.

The programme will include peer support groups, provision of information, training and social outings. Families will be brought together who experience similar issues enabling parents and carers to feel more confident in their caring role.

Potters Garden receive £7314 to provide new appliances and equipment for its kitchen where it provides cookery sessions for a group of adults with learning disabilities as well as the wider community.

Stranraer Development Trust were given £7900 to provide a polytunnel, raised beds and other gardening equipment to refresh the community garden on the sea front in Stranraer, and provide equipment to meet the needs of its regular users.

The Stove Network receive £150,000 to continue to use creativity as a tool for community engagement, skills development and improving wellbeing by delivering a programme of activity led by the community to meet their needs and aspirations.