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Awards for All success for three D&G community groups

Three groups from Dumfries and Galloway have been successful in the latest round of Awards for All.

Alcohol and Drugs Support South West Scotland have received £2850 from The National Lottery Community Fund to run cookery workshops for people who are on low incomes and socially isolated in the Stewartry region.

Electric Theatre Workshop get £8000 from Creative Scotland to deliver a community singing project in the region.

While, Learners Together receive £9793 from The National Lottery Community Fund to run cooking, dance and art classes for the local community in Lochside and Lincluden.

They are amongst 137 local community, sport and arts groups from the length and breadth of Scotland enjoying a share of £1,245,835 of National Lottery Awards for All grants. Details of all awards made are attached.

The Electric Theatre Workshop will bring people together as part of the Dumfries Community Choir, the biggest vocal ensemble in Southern Scotland.

Diane Little-Moss, of the Community Choir, said: “Dumfries and Galloway sings is a brilliant opportunity for us to build on the legacy of our existing work and take it throughout our rural region and get even more people singing.”

Anne Heads, chairwoman of Learners Together, said: “We are very excited to have received this National Lottery funding and look forward to a busy year ahead. The grant will enable us to provide adult education classes for the people in the Dumfries and Galloway area that will help us to build stronger, healthier communities, whilst having fun at the same time.

“The programme is already underway with art classes and Nia dancing proving very popular and we aim to start our cookery classes in January.  We couldn’t do this without the National Lottery Awards for All funding.”

National Lottery Awards for All Scotland awards grants of between £300 and £10,000 to local groups. To find out how what it could do for your community visit the website  www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/ or phone 0300 123 7110.

Picture: Dumfries Community Choir.