Community groups across Argyll and Bute are being encouraged to submit applications for funding from Argyll and Bute Council’s Supporting Communities Fund.
Groups can apply for up to £2,500 per project or event. The closing date for the return of completed applications is Monday 22nd January 2018.
The Supporting Communities Fund programme is aimed at supporting communities and helping to kick start new projects and events. Criteria for funding has been widened to include applications from parent councils and community councils.
The Council’s Policy Lead for Communities, Councillor Robin Currie said: “We are particularly keen to encourage new groups with fresh ideas to apply. This fund is a great opportunity for people to stand up and make a difference to their local area. I would urge anyone with an idea to apply today - don’t lose out.”
Advice and support on funding is available from the Council’s Community Development Team.
Applications forms can be found on the website: http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/council-and-government/third-sector-grants.
If you require a hard copy or for further information or guidance please email firstname.lastname@example.org call the following for your local Community Development Officer.
Bute and Cowal - 01700 501357 Sharon Macdonald
Helensburgh and Lomond – 01436 657635 Kirsty Moyes
Oban, Lorn and the Isles – 01631 567944 Laura Macdonald
Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands – 01546 604270 Antonia Baird
There is one round of funding annually. Applications that are agreed to have met the criteria by the Area Committee in March, will go forward to a public vote in April. More information on this is available in the application pack.