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SHAX  was delighted to receive a National Lottery award of £9,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund to help buy emergency household items for local people in crisis from homelessness and/or poverty (August 2020)

Since reopening after lockdown in early July, demand for our emergency support has been through the roof. We’re seeing more and more clients being made homeless due to Covid 19. With support from the Lottery and National Lottery players, we’ll be able to provide them with the essentials they need to set up their new home.

The National Lottery Community Fund, Scotland Chair, Kate Still: said: “In these uncertain times our priority is to ensure that National Lottery money continues to flow to charities, voluntary sector organisations and grassroots groups .  I would like to congratulate SHAX on their award, theirs is an important project and will support people now and in the future when they can physically come back together to make great things happen in their community.”


SHAX is absolutely delighted to be awarded £41,272 from Nationwide Building Society’s Community Grants programme. The award recognises the work SHAX does to help the homeless and will help fund our staff costs over the next 2 years (November 2019)

Hayley & Joyce from SHAX with Nationwide manager Katriona and member Judex

Hayley & Joyce from SHAX with Nationwide manager Katriona and member Judex


SHAX  was delighted to be the first organisation in Dumfries & Galloway to receive the Volunteer Friendly Award in June 2019. The Award is a quality standard designed to support, recognise and reward groups who are good at involving volunteers. We’re tremendously pleased to be able to formally acknowledge the support we give to our terrific volunteers.

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YPI Scotland finals where held in Lockerbie Academy last month.  SHAX were the winners, winning £3000.00.

What a fantastic job by the team from Lockerbie Academy, we can’t thank you enough! The award will be a terrific help for our clients. Picture below shows the winning group receiving a cheque from Karen Ward Boyd, the Director of The Holywood Trust.

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