Successful Supporting Communities Fund applicants are announced

Published Date: 

3 May 2018 - 13:34

Argyll and Bute Council is delighted to announce the successful projects that will receive funding from its Supporting Communities Fund.


The Council’s Policy Lead for Communities, Councillor Robin Currie: “We would like to thank everyone who submitted an application, and all those who took the time to vote - over 4,500 of you.


“This year we have piloted a new approach and encouraged the people of Argyll and Bute to decide what projects should receive funding. The process was part funded by the Scottish Government’s Community Choices programme and will help inform our approach to involving communities in making financial decisions in the future.


“This fund is all about our communities and this money will make a huge difference to community groups and organisations throughout the area.”


The successful applicants are as follows:



Bute and Cowal


Brandane Bulls Children's Football

Building Resilient Teens

Bute Shinty Club Youth Section

Cowal Starter Pack Plus

Forest Playground

Kirn Gala 2018

Musical Memories for Dementia Sufferers in our community

Ostel Bay Project

Photographic Exhibition for the Elderly - the Bygone Years

Providing Shinty Skills for All in Cowal

Sport for All

The Shore Hub

This Plastic Is Rubbish!

Walk on the Wildside


The Lade Centre project has successfully secured its funding from another source and therefore have withdrawn their application to the Supporting Communities Fund.


Helensburgh and Lomond

Access to a Unique Marine Environment, Loch Long, Arrochar

Cobbler Climbers

Colgrain Primary School Community Garden

Cove and Kilcreggan Youth Cafe

Gareloch Riding for the Disabled Association

Geilston Hall - Argyll’s Charles Rennie Mackintosh Trail

Generation Communities - Arrochar, Tarbet and Succoth

Helensburgh and Lomond Autism Cooking Classes

Helensburgh and Lomond Foodbank

Jean’s Bothy Community Health Hub Courses

Meet and Eat Lunch Club run by volunteers from Kirkmichael

Rhu and Shandon Community Centre Family Activities for 2018

Rosneath Peninsula Highland Gathering

Route 81 Friday Night Youth Provision

The Cove and Kilcreggan Lunch Club


Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands

Blarbuie Woodland Enterprise

Community Bus Running Costs

Community Regatta

Fèis an Tairbeirt

Islay and Jura Youth Wind Band

Islay House Community Garden

Kintyre Youth Cafe

Loch Fyne Pipe Band

Save Our Lunch Club

Tarbert - Our Castle of Kings.

Tarbert Academy Forest Friends

Wildlife and Heritage Youth Activities

Youth Brass Championships


Oban, Lorn and the Isles

10 yr Plan for Benderloch, Bonawe, Barcaldine, North Connel

Argyll RDA Carriage Driving Group - Driving for Success

Bookends Book Festival Pop-ups - Bridging the Gap

Crossroads North Argyll Reminiscence Project

Dalmally: developing healthy communities

Feis Bheag

Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival

Kilts and Tartan Ties for Rockfield Primary School Choir

Making waves in marine science at Mull Aquarium

Master Builders: Creative Construction and Lego Club

Mull Music Makers

Music and Movement at North Argyll House

Oban Community Sensory Garden Art Project

Oban Mòd Academy

Oban Youth Cafe Monday Club


The remaining money will be offered to the group which was next in line to receive funding but could not be fully funded. This will be applicable for each area.


The council welcome your feedback on this project. This can be done by visiting

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