Stranraer ‘moving in’ help scheme aided by cash grant

Steven Hamilton, David Cohen, Gary Small, Mhairi Ross, Willie Kirsopp and Alison Bennewith
Steven Hamilton, David Cohen, Gary Small, Mhairi Ross, Willie Kirsopp and Alison Bennewith

A project in Stranraer designed to help people move in to their new homes has picked up a grant from Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership’s community fund.

Tenants of DGHP, who are on the organisation’s Wigtown District Management Committee (DMC), awarded £4,600 to the Apex Moving-In Project.

The money will help DGHP tenants by providing them with starter packs to get up and running when they get the keys to their new properties.

Gary Small, service development manager for Apex, South West Scotland, said: “DGHP has been the largest referral agency to this service and to receive this grant funding has been marvellous.”

Willie Kirsopp, Wigtown DMC member, added: “I am delighted that DGHP’s Wigtown DMC committee were able to support this worthy project that will help many of our tenants in the Stranraer area when they are setting up in their new homes.”

The starter packs include non-electrical items including cutlery, crockery, bedding, curtains, hygiene items, baby and children’s packs and cleaning materials.

Referrals are specifically for people in crisis, on benefits and a low income. The wider Apex project also incorporates Wigtownshire Foodbank, in partnership with the Trussel Trust using a voucher system. This also includes household starter packs and access to clothing, toys and hygiene packs.

Contact Apex Stranraer at 2 Back Rampart, High Street, Stranraer, 01776 700 973 orwigtownshire.foodbank.org.uk.