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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-06862: Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 3 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what funding Dumfries and Galloway has received from the People and Communities Fund.

Answered by: Angela Constance 13 March 2017

Three projects in Dumfries and Galloway have received support from the People and Communities Fund, totalling £132,233. The projects are listed below along with a brief description. To note that the Irvine Housing Association Springboard project covered more than the Dumfries and Galloway local authority area.

Moffat Town Hall Redevelopment Trust – The Friday Club – £39,484 (2015-17)

This project is providing a holistic service for local elderly residents to help address social isolation issues in the Moffat area of Dumfries and Galloway. The project encompasses a range of services provided by local voluntary area service groups as a one stop shop idea. This includes volunteers who are trained by experienced staff and other volunteers.

Irvine Housing Association – Springboard – £63,452 (2012-15)

This project provided an overarching support service to people living in the most deprived areas of North Ayrshire, East Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway. The focus was support for fuel poverty issues, money advice and employability support.

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership – Introduction to Construction £29,297 – (2012-13)

This project provided work-based job placements to 16 local unemployed people in Dumfries and Galloway. The aim was to help them develop core work skills, construction trade skills and practical work experience.