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Chinese lantern festival bid wins funding

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A CHINESE lantern festival is one of four projects in Dumfries set to receive funding, following a public vote.

Ignition Fund awards totalling £1700 are being delivered from the Stove Network’s Bounce Back initiative, after a poll of opinion during last month’s Day of the Region event in Lincluden and Lochside.

Lochside Family Centre and YMCA have been awarded £500 for a collaborative project to establish a weekly drop in session for young parents to gain access to a range of information, such as potty training, healthy eating, shopping and cooking on a budget.

Meanwhile, £200 will be used to purchase cleaning equipment for a volunteer effort to help spruce up Lochside Community Centre.

Dumfries Toy Library, a volunteer-run organisation, have been awarded £500 to establish and run after-school activities at their home in Lochside Primary.

And £500 has been awarded to establish a Chinese Lantern Festival along the banks of the River Nith this winter. The event will feature activities for the whole family, including storytelling, music, poetry and traditional Chinese cuisine.

The funding project is supported by the Development Trust Association Scotland and the Community Resilience Fund, and a statement said: “The four projects awarded each showcased a commitment to their local area by engaging people in new activities related to community resilience and significant engagement with local people.”

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