Skip to content

Region in £2.3m lotto boost

Be the first to share!
By Rod Edgar
Annan and Eskdale

A TOTAL £2.3 million of National Lottery funding was awarded in the region in the past year.

Sixty two Lottery grants were given out in Dumfries and Galloway during 2016, providing a boost to arts, sports and heritage projects as well as community groups.

Awards have included £9900 to the Big Burns Supper Festival for its Washing Line project, £10,000 to Dumfries Northwest Church of Scotland to provide an open and friendly place for people suffering from dementia, and £5000 to Dumfries Get Together for a walking weekend for women aged over 35.
John Barrowman MBE, presenter of the National Lottery Awards show, said: “The National Lottery Awards are a fabulous celebration of the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects as voted for by the public.”
Anyone wishing to nominate their favourite project in this year’s National Lottery Awards is invited to tweet @LottoGoodCauses with suggestions or call 0207 293 3329 to find out more and to enter.
Entries must be received by midnight on April 7.

Dumfries and West

12th Apr

High fives all round for care home

By Euan Maxwell | DNG24