Argyll and Bute Council’s Supporting Communities Fund is closed for applications.
Not-for-profit community organisations, with an eligible governing document are eligible to apply for potentially up to £2,500 to support community projects.
Council Grant Funding to Support Local Communities
Welcome to the Supporting Communities Fund page.
The Supporting Communities Fund (SCF) provides grants of potentially up to £2,500 for the voluntary sector, community councils and parent councils.
Applicants are able to apply for up to 100% of the total funding costs for any project / activity, up to the maximum possible award available, of £2,500. Organisations eligible to apply include voluntary, community, charities and social enterprises which may be involved in Sports and Leisure, Arts and Culture, Social Welfare or Education. This includes Community Councils and Parent Councils.
The Supporting Communities Fund 2021/2022 is closed for applications.
You can find alternative sources of funding for Community Groups here:
Groups that received funding from Argyll and Bute Supporting Communities Fund 2021/22 are:
Bute and Cowal
Argyll Arts Collective
BEACHWATCH BUTE SCIO
Cairndow Village Hall
Dunoon Baptist Church – The Gateway Project
Dunoon Men’s Shed
Friends of the Riverbank Hide Kilmun
Isle of Bute Resilience Team
Kames & District Recreation Club
Lochgoilhead Bowling Club
PA23 BID Ltd t/a Dunoon Presents
Rothesay & District Pipe Band
Sandbank Community Council
THE SHORE ART CLUB
Helensburgh and Lomond
Albatross Arts CIC Jean's Bothy
Friends of Duchess Wood
Garelochhead Station Trust
Geilston Hall Woodland Fund
Helensburgh Amateur Swimming Club
Helensburgh and District Access Trust
Helensburgh Art Hub
Males Tales Helensburgh
Plastic Free Helensburgh
Rosneath Community Garden
Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands
East Kintyre Community Council
Inverary Community Council
Islay & Jura Community Enterprises Limited
Live Music Now Scotland
Multiple Sclerosis Centre, Mid Argyll
Tarbert & Skipness Community Trust
Tarbert Soup Group
The Community Bureau SCIO
The Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust
Whitehouse Village Hall
Oban, Lorn and the Isles
Bendoran Watersports CIC
Comunn Gàidhealach an Òbain (Oban Mod Academy)
Hebridean Pursuits Outdoor Learning
Lorn and Oban Healthy Options
MECOPP - Minority Ethnic Carers of People Project
Mull and Iona Community Trust
North West Mull Community Woodland
Oban & District Access Panel
Oban Men's Shed
Ross of Mull and Iona Community Transport
Seil and Easdale Community Council
The Community Bureau SCIO
Tiree Community Council
Note: The Supporting Communities Fund cannot make awards for Capital Projects. Capital expenditure is spend on assets, the useful economic life of which is greater than one financial year. The term 'assets' would not include items classed as consumables - these are goods which are bought, used and replaced, such as office stationery, small tools and equipment, clothing or toys, which would all be eligible for grant funding.
Application Packs are available on this webpage, or call Community Development on: 01436657647 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Council's Community Development Officers are able to help groups who need support in obtaining funding. The Community Development Team can be contacted by email.
The Community Development team can also assist with developing new projects, exploring income generation opportunities, identifying other sources of funding, community engagement and evaluation techniques. Does your community group contribute to Argyll & Bute Council Strategies and Plans? A handy guide to Argyll & Bute Council Strategies and Plans can be found here: A guide to Argyll and Bute strategies and plans