Lot­tery wind­fall

The Galloway News - - NEWS -

Plans to take over the run­ning of the Cas­tle Dou­glas Com­mu­nity Cen­tre re­ceived a £9,200 boost this week.

The ma n a g e m e n t com­mit­tee hope to ac­quire the fa­cil­ity from the coun­cil.

And they’ve been given cash from the Big Lot­tery’s Awards for All scheme so they can carry out a fea­si­bil­ity study into the vi­a­bil­ity of the move.

Dum­fries and Gal­loway Third Sec­tor In­ter­face also landed £7,500 to de­liver a var­ied pro­gramme of events to trustees and vol­un­teers from across the re­gion.

They were among a num­ber of groups across Scot­land to share in £677,936 of Lot­tery cash.

An Awa rds for All spokesman said: “This fund­ing will help a range of arts, sports and com­mu­nity groups from across Scot­land to bring their projects ideas to life.”

South of Scot­land MSP Colin Smyth added: “This fund­ing is a real boost for lo­cal groups in the area.

“Lot­tery fund­ing can be vi­tal to or­gan­i­sa­tions and al­low them to carry out some hugely im­por­tant work within our com­mu­ni­ties.

“I wel­come the news that the Na­tional Lot­tery sees the value these or­gan­i­sa­tions play within the area and look for­ward to see­ing what I am sure will be some fan­tas­tic out­comes for all.”

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