from D+G Standard
Nearly £150,000 was dished out by members of Stewartry area committee last month.
Organisations ranging from theatre and art groups to organisations that help run the theme town scheme all benefitted from the awards from the committee’s discretionary budget.
One of the big winners was the Fullarton Theatre (formerly Lochside Theatre) in Castle Douglas. It was handed £25,000 to go towards new digital camera equipment and the second phase of its refurbishment programme – although the group had been looking for £39,000.
|Fullarton Theatre, Castle Douglas|
Kirkcudbright 2000 – which runs the annual art exhibition in the town hall – was awarded £14,166 to help refurbish their display equipment, the Bakehouse in Gatehouse received £2000 towards its events programme and Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities was handed £9500 for new equipment for outdoor events – such as waterproof tents and a new tannoy system.
The Mill on the Fleet was given £10,000 to help it continue, less than half the £25,000 it was after. A report on the long-term running of the organisation will come before councillors in June.
A project called Wide Open, which aims to provide “wild cabins” for tourists, was handed £5000 and £1061.30 was paid towards this year’s YouthBeatz music festival in Dumfries.
Glenkens Community and Arts Trust (GCAT) will receive £4000 to help train people to drive buses for Glenkens Transport Initiative on the basis it provides details of the training, with Castle Douglas IT Centre due to receive £8500 to help with its annual activities. GCAT was also handed £10,000 to help run events for youngsters.
Castle Douglas Food Town will get £9500 to continue employing a co-ordinator but it will be the subject of a report at a future area committee that will look at options for the organisation to become self-sufficient.
Creetown Initiative is to get £5000 with Stewartry Council of Voluntary Service (SCVS) being handed £10,920, although there will be a report looking at its work and the role of Dumfries and Galloway Third Sector Interface, which it has recently split from.
Dalbeattie Star was awarded £25,000 to go towards providing a disabled toilet at their Islecroft Stadium although it is conditional upon quotes being provided. Stewartry Sports Council was given £6506 which it will hand on to the region’s sports stars and clubs.
Dumfries and Galloway Access Panel and Victim Support Scotland had their applications turned down and passed to the council’s policy and resources committee.