Last chance to bid for slice of £50,000

Published Date: 

19 Jul 2017 - 11:03

Argyll and Bute Council has £50,000 available for community projects – and you’ve just two weeks left to get in your bid.

The funding has been set aside for local groups with proposals to improve their own communities.

Up to £5,000 is available for projects – but applications must be in by 30 July.

Eligible groups are community councils, constituted community groups and third sector organisations.

Projects should provide long-term benefits to the environment and amenity of local communities.

People applying should be able to show that a significant number of people in their area are involved in the scheme, that projects can be completed by September 2019 without additional Council funding, and that they could be eligible for match funding from elsewhere.

Policy Lead for Roads and Amenity Services, Councillor Roddy McCuish, said: “We have already had very interesting applications from across Argyll and Bute, but we want to make sure other groups have the chance to apply for a grant from this fund.

“We’re proud of beautiful Argyll and Bute and are always working to keep it that way, and we know local residents share that pride.

“Your community may have a beach that could benefit from a clean-up, a patch of ground that could make a fantastic community garden, or a local recycling idea that you would like to get off the ground.

“Whatever it is, please give yourself the opportunity to make it a reality by making sure you get your application in by 30 July. Good luck!”

Awards will be announced in September.

 

The one-off funding scheme is part of the Council’s commitment to tackling littering, dog fouling and marine litter.