Four regional projects succeed in Investing in Communities Fund

Four projects in Dumfries and Galloway have been selected among 100 nationally to share £27million over the next three years to help tackle poverty and disadvantage.

The Investing in Communities Fund recognises increased pressure on community organisations from the combined effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the cost of living crisis.

It will be supported in the Scottish Budget 2023-24 and prioritised for funding during subsequent years.

The four projects in Dumfries and Galloway selected are:

Dumfries High Street Ltd, Midsteeple Quarter Phase 2

Kirkconnel And Kelloholm Development Trust, A Community Led Approach to the Sustainable Regeneration of Kirkconnel and Kelloholm

Lockerbie Old School Community Hub, The Lockerbie Old School Wellbeing and Enterprise Centre

Stranraer Development Trust, SDT Pride, Growth, Opportunity – Organisational Capacity Building

Details of the amount of each grant award will be published following issue and acceptance of grant letters.