Supporting Communities Fund

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.

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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.

Find out more about some of the projects we have funded

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:hands holding money

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Groups that received funding from Argyll and Bute Supporting Communities Fund 2021/22 are:

Bute and Cowal

 

Argyll Arts Collective

£2,000

BEACHWATCH BUTE SCIO

£2,000

Cairndow Village Hall

£1,039

Dunoon Baptist Church – The Gateway Project

£2,000

Dunoon Men’s Shed

£758

Friends of the Riverbank Hide Kilmun

£1,840

Isle of Bute Resilience Team

£2,000

Kames & District Recreation Club

£1,922

Lochgoilhead Bowling Club

£1,197

PA23 BID Ltd t/a Dunoon Presents

£2,200

Rothesay & District Pipe Band

£2,000

Sandbank Community Council

£2,500

THE SHORE ART CLUB

£1,777

Helensburgh and Lomond

 

Albatross Arts CIC Jean's Bothy

£2,500

Friends of Duchess Wood

£1,771.07

Garelochhead Station Trust

£1,808

Geilston Hall Woodland Fund

£2,500

Helensburgh Amateur Swimming Club

£2,500

Helensburgh and District Access Trust

£1,771.07

Helensburgh Art Hub

£2,500

Males Tales Helensburgh

£2,500

Plastic Free Helensburgh

£1,603.58

Rosneath Community Garden

£952.37

Visiting Friends

£2,417

Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands

 

CHARTS

£400.00

East Kintyre Community Council

£2,500.00

Inverary Community Council

£2,500.00

Islay & Jura Community Enterprises Limited

£2,275.00

Live Music Now Scotland

£2,184.00

Multiple Sclerosis Centre, Mid Argyll

£2,500.00

Shopper-Aide Ltd

£2,500.00

Tarbert & Skipness Community Trust

£1,500.00

Tarbert Soup Group

£2,204.00

The Community Bureau SCIO

£1,240.00

The Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust

£2,202.00

Whitehouse Village Hall

£495.00

Ardchattan Centre

£1,800.00

Oban, Lorn and the Isles

 

Artmap Argyll

£600.00

Bendoran Watersports CIC

£2,500.00

CHARTS

£2,048.00

Comunn Gàidhealach an Òbain  (Oban Mod Academy)

£1,500.00

Hebridean Pursuits Outdoor Learning

£2,000.00

Lorn and Oban Healthy Options

£2,500.00

MECOPP - Minority Ethnic Carers of People Project

£1,225.00

Mull and Iona Community Trust

£905.00

North West Mull Community Woodland

£905.00

Oban & District Access Panel

£1,500.00

Oban Men's Shed

£1,946.00

Ross of Mull and Iona Community Transport

£2,000.00

Seil and Easdale Community Council

£905.00

The Community Bureau SCIO

£1,000.00

Tiree Community Council

£2,400.00

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 communitydevelopment@argyll-bute.gov.uk

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

The Council needs to account for all Supporting Communities Fund awards allocated and it is therefore a requirement for fund recipients to complete all sections of the End of Project Monitoring Report.  Please contact communitydevelopment@argyll-bute.gov.uk for an End of Project Monitoring Form for 2020/21 cycle of funding.  The End of Project Monitoring Form for 2021/22 cyle of funding is available on this page, this is to allow applicants to be aware of the information that is required to be reported on.

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