Decision details


Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Council considered a report which advised that the Supporting Communities Fund, previously known as the Third Sector Grants Fund, is a long standing fund allocated by the Council to communities across Argyll and Bute. The report considered future arrangements for management and distribution of the fund within the current legislative context which requires local authorities to consider how best to empower communities in financial decision making.




The Council:


1        agreed the proposal that the Supporting Communities Fund is allocated through Participatory Budgeting as a pilot project in 2018/19.


2        noted that the proposal has potential to inform how the council engages with its communities and makes decisions on its future budget through a Participatory Budgeting approach.


3        noted that the proposal empowers communities in decision making, assisting Area Committees to make decisions on the basis of participatory budgeting.


4        agreed changes in the distribution of grants within a PB pilot to be:

o   Not applying the 20% reduction for repeat applicants.

o   100% funding of projects up to maximum of £2,500.


(Ref: Report by Executive Director of Community Services dated 18 September 2017, submitted)


Publication date: 02/10/2017

Date of decision: 28/09/2017

Decided at meeting: 28/09/2017 - Argyll and Bute Council

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