Ten community groups and charities in Annandale & Nithsdale are celebrating success in the latest funding round from ANCBC.

Almost £100,000 was awarded this autumn for a range of projects, from a £20,000 contribution to the costs of refurbishing the boathouse on the River Nith to £3,682 to redecorate the village hall in Collin.

The funding given will be matched by more than £200,000 from other sources, helping ANCBC to continue its track record of enabling further investment in the local area and having a positive impact on the lives of residents.

Solways Eclipse Skating Team dressed for competition.

Solways Eclipse Skating Team dressed for competition.

Lindsay Henderson of Solway Sk8ing Club, which received a grant of £5,000 to contribute to the cost of sending all 4 synchronized skating teams to participate in the Brittania Cup said, “Getting these sort of grants is really beneficial for the skaters because it allows us to be inclusive so that all skaters can participate.”

 

Full list of latest grants awarded:

Community Group Awarded Project Description
3rd Dumfriesshire Scout Group £4,948.00 To contribute to the costs of renewing the Scout hall toilets, including installing a disabled toilet.
Collin Village Hall Management Committee £3,682.00 To redecorate the Hall.
Food Train £8,224.00 To contribute to the cost of replacing a delivery van.
Glencairn Green Bowling £6,250.00 To contribute to the costs of installing solar panels on the new greenkeeper’s store.
Johnstonebridge Dog Walkers Group £4,874.00 To contribute to the costs of providing fencing, signage, a bench and dog bin for use as a dog run in a secured field opposite Johnstonebridge Community Centre.
Nithsdale Amateur Rowing Club Ltd £20,000.00 To contribute to the costs of refurbishing the boathouse, particularly the roof repairs.
Solway Sharks Ice Hockey Club £14,000.00 To contribute to the costs of ice hockey equipment including sticks and pucks over two years.
Solway Sk8ing Club £5,000.00 To contribute to the cost of sending all 4 synchronized skating teams to participate in the Brittania Cup (British Championships) from the 10th to the 12th of January 2020 in Nottingham.
Soul Soup Counselling and Training Ltd £20,000.00 To contribute to the costs of employing a counsellor over two years.
Upper Eskdale Development Group £10,000.00 To contribute to the cost of employing an Operational and Development Manager for one year.
TOTAL £96,978.00  

 

Since launching in Spring 2015, the ANCBC fund has awarded almost £1.2 million to 126 projects across the 42 community council areas that make up the area of benefit. The next deadline for applications is Monday 2nd December 2019. You can find out more and download an application form over on our main fund page.

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