£692,948 Lottery boost for Dumfries and Galloway organisations

THREE organisations in Dumfries and Galloway are to share £692,948 of Lottery Funding.

As confirmed, Lincluden Community Centre Management Committee is to receive £376,240 from the Community Fund to redevelop a local green space in the area for the benefit of the local community in Lochside and Lincluden, known as Popeye’s Park.

The park will be used for events developed by Creative Futures, and Let’s Get Lochside and Lincluden Sporty and it’s estimated that over 3200 local people will use the park.

Food Train in Dumfries and Galloway has been given £196,708 to continue their existing befriending service in the region and allow them to expand into West Lothian with an established presence through the grocery delivery service.

Activities will include telephone contact, one-to-one home visits, community activities and group outings.

The group will support 280 older people and 140 volunteers across Dumfries and Galloway and West Lothian.

Parents Inclusion Network will receive £120,000 to continue delivering support, advice and activities across Dumfries and Galloway to families who have a child with a disability.

The project will bring families who are experiencing the same issues together through a range of support from peer support groups, training and social outings.

Over three years 1500 people will take part in activities and the project will be supported by 10 volunteers.

Picture: Food Train Scotland.