Two charities in Dumfries & Galloway have secured over £5,000 in funding between them. The money is coming from Corra Foundation and is part of almost £200,000 of funding that has been awarded this month to 48 charities for work across Scotland.
Adults with Learning Difficulties Holiday Fund provides a one week holiday for adults with learning difficulties who live in Wigtownshire. The award of £1,400 means their fundraising target has now been reached for this year’s holiday.
Sports Driving provides opportunities to participate in sports pony driving for people of all ages who have a disability, health problems, or special needs. The award of £4,000 will help with the costs of looking after three of the ponies.
Mary Craig OBE, Chief Executive of Corra Foundation, said: “These awards will all help improve the lives of people living in Dumfries & Galloway. Both of the charities have had awards from us in the past, and it is great to be able to continue to support their work. We’re interested in hearing from other charities in the area that are working to make life better for people who are disadvantaged, and the next closing date for applications is 15th July.”