Over £45,000 from Lottery given to good causes across region

Just over £45,000 has been given to community groups and charities from the National Lottery.

Dumfries YMCA will receive the largest amount with £10,000 for a programme of activities during the school holidays for children and young people in Dumfries.

Association manager Dean Goddard said the daily summer holiday programme would offers an exciting mix of activities, entertainments and trips.

“The summer break can be a long and difficult time for families and Dumfries YMCA is using the grant to make sure the children and young people they work with will be safe, engaged and nurtured,” he added.

Annan and District Day Centre is to get £9100 to conduct a feasibility study to test the viability of taking ownership of the Charles Street Library in Annan via asset transfer.

Dalswinton Village Hall Management Committee have been awarded £5372 to upgrade their facilities at the hall in the village.

Feis an Iar Dheas will receive £5453 to run after school and evening traditional music tuition for primary school children in the deprived communities of Sanquhar and Kelloholm.

Gretna Day Centre has £5000 to enhance a newly established coffee and chat room for the whole community.

Kirkcolm Community Trust will use £8000 to employ a community worker to engage local people and help plan activities in the village.

Finally, Stranraer Football Club Community Trust is to get £2240 to run a free 16-week education and exercise course for adults who are currently overweight and inactive.

Picture: Den building with Dumfries YMCA.