Newton Stewart Inititiative

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NSI Community Shop Awards gives out over £6k to local groups and organisations

Newton Stewart Initiative Community Shop is based in Dashwood Square, Newton Stewart. Relying purely on volunteers and generous donations from residents, the Community Shop Awards has become an annual event. The shop gives away 20% of it’s profits to other local groups and organisations in and around the town. If you shop in there thank you! Your money goes to good causes within and around the town.

2024 saw the highest number of applicants for funding since NSI began to do the awards with £6100 given to successful applicants. Applications are read by the shop volunteers and an independent judge makes the final decision on where the money goes.

At the Community Shop Awards in May over 50 people attended, combining it with our annual AGM followed by a cheese and wine evening. It was a great turn out and a chance to hear about the numerous volunteer groups and organisations that work in the town for the people of the town and how they were planning on spending the money

Recipients of funding this year included:

  • Newton Stewart Horticultural Society
  • Cree Valley Area Development Trust
  • Women of Minnigaff and Newton Stewart Community Group
  • Parents Inclusion Network
  • 2nd Newton Stewart Brownies
  • Merrick Mavericks Amateur Swimming Club
  • Parent Inclusion- West
  • Galloway Music Festival
  • Newton Tootin
  • Newton Stewart Museum
  • Christmas Lights Group
  • Home Start Wigtownshire
  • Wigtownshire U3A
  • Emma Louise Dance Club
  • Wigtown Poultry Show
  • Newton Stewart Players
  • Wigtownshire and Galloway activity club
  • Newton Stewart Men’s Shed
  • 1st Minnigaff Scout Group
  • Friends of Minnigaff
  • Minnigaff Primary Parent Council
  • Machars Churches Basics Food Bank
  • Wigtownshire Woman and Cancer- No-one Dies Alone

Applications will reopen in 2025 and dates will be announced via here and our social media page