ANCBC

Over £85,000 awarded to nine in Annandale and Eskdale

Nine community groups and charities are celebrating success in the latest funding round from Annandale and Nithsdale Community Benefit Company (ANCBC).

Almost £85,000 has been awarded for a range of projects, from a £20,000 contribution to the costs of building a new sports pavilion in Moffat to £1883 to contribute to the purchase of equipment to support the RH Youth Organisation in Lockerbie.

James Craig, Assistant Chief Executive of RH Youth Organisation, said “We are extremely grateful for the grant that has been awarded by ANCBC as this will allow us to purchase new activity equipment that will result in a wider variety of activities offered to the children and young people of the local communities.

“Due to the pandemic, we are currently only operating our Outdoor and Adventure Group but hope to be able to relaunch the Theatre Group in the near future. Once restrictions allow, we hope to be able to go camping/on outings with the young people to offer more opportunities to our members. More information can be found at www.rhyouthorg.wixsite.com/rhyouthorganisation.”

Since launching in Spring 2015, the ANCBC main fund has awarded over £1.4 million in grants to 153 projects across the 42 community council areas that make up the area of benefit and over £250,000 has been awarded in local grants to community councils. The next deadline for applications is Friday 4th December 2020. You can find out more and download an application form from the main fund page www.ancbc.co.uk/main-fund/.

Full list of latest grants awarded:

Kirkmichael Hall Community Group: To upgrade and extend the play park in Nethermill to improve community facilities, particularly to encourage active lifestyles among young people and families in the village. £12,000

Beechgrove Sports Partnership: To contribute to the capital build of a new sports pavilion in Moffat to replace the current building which is not fit for purpose. £20,000

The RH Youth Organisation: To contribute to the purchase of equipment to aid the running of both the Outdoor and Adventure Group and the Theatre Group. £1883

Dumfries High Street Limited: To contribute to repair and adaptation costs of 113-115 and 117 High Street, Dumfries to enable the buildings to be used by community organisations and local businesses. £7380

Dumfries and Galloway Outdoor Access Trust: To upgrade and repair sections of the Southern Upland and Annandale Way in the hills to the west and north of Moffat in order to open the walk to a wider range of users, such as mountain bikers; and to promote this through a launch event and marketing materials. £7691

Royal Four Towns Hall Association To repair the floor in the kitchen area as well as the rotting walls. £11,760

Annandale Sailing Club To extend the Clubhouse ground floor and create an upstairs viewing area to make the facility more accessible, family friendly and to provide additional space for training particularly in wet weather. £17,000

Alive Community Radio SCIO To commission and install a new transmitter and purchase replacement studio equipment. £2000

Dumfries Pipe Band To cover the running costs of the band between November 2020 and April 2021. £3690