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Region in £2.3m lotto boost

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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.

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