The Galloway Glens Small Grants Scheme Is Relaunched – Applications Sought!
The lead officer responsible for the ‘Our Heritage’ Small Grants Scheme is Galloway Glens Administrator, Jude Crooks. At the launch of the fourth round of the scheme, Jude said:The ‘Our Heritage’ Small Grants Scheme is a perfect way of supporting emerging project opportunities throughout the five-year programme of the Galloway Glens Scheme, ensuring the benefits are open to every corner of the area. We welcome applications for original and exciting projects that help communities and visitors alike to look after, learn, access, and celebrate the Galloway Glens Landscape in an enjoyable and rewarding way and supporting our aim of connecting people and communities to their heritage. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInThe Galloway Glens Scheme is an initiative funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, focussed on connecting people to the heritage of the Ken/Dee Valley in Dumfries & Galloway, while boosting the local economy and supporting sustainable communities. The scheme runs from 2018 to 2023.Alongside the range of headline projects, the Galloway Glens scheme includes the ‘Our Heritage’ small grants scheme, set up to provide awards of up to £5,000 to projects that allow people to connect to the natural, cultural or built heritage of the Ken/Dee Valley.A budget of £100,000 has been allocated towards the small grants scheme, with more than £51,000 awarded so far to 16 projects from Carsphairn in the North to Kirkcudbright in the South, benefitting people in the valley and further afield.This week sees the launch of the fourth round of funding through the Small Grants Scheme, seeking applications for funding by 14th September.For details of the projects supported to date, to review the guidance and to kick off your application, see the scheme website: https://gallowayglens.org/our-heritage-small-grants-scheme/ Galloway Glens Team Leader, McNabb Laurie, added:We are trying to strike a balance between ‘business as usual’ and acknowledging these rather odd times we live in. Indeed, looking at the work we have supported to date through the ‘Our Heritage’ Small Grants Scheme, exploring and celebrating the unique properties of Galloway can be very beneficial to our physical and mental health. Our thanks go to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for their support and partners including the UNESCO Biosphere and Dumfries & Galloway Council’s Environment Team.”