Cunninghame Housing Association has given the first £3000 from a £10,000 Making Our Communities Better Places fund for Dumfries and Galloway.
Gretna FC 2008’s grant will go towards a Little Changes Project in the local primary school. The pilot programme was successfully delivered last school term and the money will allow the project to be delivered to all classes.
The Black and Gold Foundation at Annan Athletic FC will use their money to buy vital new training equipment for a community coaching programme involving more than 210 children and young people.
A further grant was given to Annan Christmas Lights Committee to help towards this year’s festivities.
The fund, which runs from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 has been a flagship community fund operated by the Association over the last 20 years in North Ayrshire. The Associations voluntary Board of Management decided this year to set up a separate fund specifically for the D&G Region.
The fund for the D&G Region is £10,000 per year and is now open with 3 local groups having been supported to date. Click here for more details.
Janet Strang, chairperson of the housing association, said: “We are totally committed to helping the communities within which we operate. Our fund has enhanced some people’s lives and assisted local groups to help achieve their ambitions. We have made awards to organisations such as food banks, young people’s football teams, community events, individuals and community hubs. We hope that the fund will develop further over the next few years”