Harper welcomes Big Lottery support for local organisations

> SNP MSP for the South of Scotland Emma Harper today (Thursday) welcomed the news that the Big Lottery Fund has made awards totalling £392,655 to three local organisations in Galloway.
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> Wigtownshire Womens Aid has been awarded £380,439 to continue providing services hen existing funding ceases, Cree Valley Community Woodlands Trust has been awarded £4,600 to support the creation of a business plan and community survey into the possibility of acquiring a Scottish Youth Hostel Association property, and Kirkcudbright Development Trust has been awarded £7,616 to undertake community consultation and business planning work which will enable them to take over running Silvercraigs Caravan Park in the town.
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> Emma said:
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> “These three organisations have very different but very valuable roles in their communities, from supporting women and children escaping violence and abuse to promoting and protecting native woodland environments and developing community facilities.
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> “I’m delighted to see all of them receiving what amounts to a significant level of funding from the Big Lottery Fund and I wish everyone involved with these organisations well in their future activities.”
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