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Young people in Dunbar supported by new funding

BeGreen Dunbar

Community Windpower’s BeGreen is once again supporting young people in Dunbar.

A grant of £2,500 has been given to 1st Dunbar Scout Group as members and leaders continue to navigate the rules around Covid-19, at a time when normal funding routes have been reduced.

The money will be used to purchase two dining shelters and a large mess tent, which will help continue meetings outside during Covid-19 restrictions and when normality resumes, whatever the Scottish weather.

They will also provide a lasting resource for future camps and other events or meetings the group will carry out.

In addition to these facilities, the grant will also be used to repair and replace camping stoves and lanterns.

And when the Covid-19 restrictions are reduced sufficiently the 1st Dunbar Scout Group will use the grant to take 30 members to the Fordell Firs Scout Centre in Fife for a few days to learn new skills, make friends and have adventures.

Diane Wood, community benefits director at Community Windpower, said: “The 1st Dunbar Scout Group has provided a vital role for the children of Dunbar during the Covid-19 pandemic at a time when schooling and usual social interactions have been interrupted.

“It’s fantastic to be able to help children gain experience of the outdoors and an appreciation of nature and their local environment, learning valuable skills and community spirit on the way.

“When the group explained they had been unable to raise funds in the usual ways during Covid-19, had a reduction in subscription payments and, in some cases, financial hardship experienced by parents, we didn’t hesitate to approve the funding.

“I’m sure when the Covid-19 restrictions are removed, the children will continue to learn new life skills, a respect for the environment and have fun doing outdoors activities such as water sports, camping and wilderness adventures.”

For more information on Community Windpower and BeGreen Dunbar’s community benefit and the joint Covid-19 crisis funds, please contact Cathleen Anderson at the BeGreen shop in Dunbar.

It is usually open between Monday and Wednesday, from 9am to 1pm, and Cathleen is available to offer advice on energy saving, renewable top-up funding and other funding.

However, due to Covid-19 the shop is currently only accessible by calling 01368 863720 or by emailing

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