Date lodged: 22 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how many organisations in Dumfries and Galloway have received support from its CashBack for Communities scheme.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 6 October 2016
Between 2008 and the end of March 2016, £1,037,636 of CashBack activities funding has been invested in the Dumfries and Galloway area, delivering 52,728 activities and opportunities for young people. Information on the organisations in Dumfries and Galloway who have benefited from this investment is available from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (Bib. number 58209).
Support has also been provided for facilities. Dumfries and Galloway Council were awarded £600,000 of CashBack facilities funding in 2012 to procure and construct three 3G pitches at Dumfries High School, Stranraer Academy and Annan Athletic. These projects are now managed and operated by three community clubs through service level agreements with the Council. £45,000 of CashBack facilities funding was also awarded in 2012 to Dumfries Saints Rugby Football Club to enable the 3G pitch at Dumfries High School to be suitable for rugby.