75 groups awarded funding from Supporting Communities Fund

A total of 75 projects across Argyll and Bute will receive funding from the council’s Supporting Communities Fund after councillors approved their applications for support.

Each of the four Local Area Committees have approved funding for successful applicants in their local areas, with a total of £108,500 being allocated.

In Bute and Cowal, £27,060 will be shared across 19 successful projects, while 17 projects in Helensburgh and Lomond will get a share of £30,320. In Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands, 15 projects will get a share of £25,869, and in Oban, Lorn and the Isles, £25,250 will be shared across 24 projects.

A full list of the successful groups and projects can be viewed below.

Councillor Robin Currie, Policy Lead for Communities, said: “The standard of applications for the 2019/2020 Supporting Communities Fund was very high, and councillors on each of the local Area Committees had a difficult task selecting which groups should get funding.

“I’m pleased that so many great community groups will receive this funding and be able to progress with their projects, all of which will be of benefit to their local areas.”

Groups were able to apply for up to 100% of the total funding costs for their project or activity, with the maximum award available being £2500. The fund is aimed at supporting community projects which benefit the local community.

Each of the four areas receives an equal fund to distribute. Differences in totals are due to the return of funds from previous grant applicants.

Groups can sign up for the council’s monthly Funding Alert, search the Grantnet funding database and read other funding-related updates on the council website at /community-life-and-leisure/grants-and-funding

Community groups can also contact the council’s Community Development team for support and advice about projects they are looking to deliver. The team can be reached by email on communitydevelopment@argyll-bute.gov.uk


Full list of successful projects for 2019

Bute and Cowal (full detail here: /moderngov/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=242&MId=8255&Ver=4)

1st Rothesay Boys Brigade

ACT - Argyll & the Isles Coast & Countryside Trust

Argyll Arts Collective

Bute Community Forest

Bute Shinty Club

ButeFest 19

Cairndow Community Council

Colintraive and Glendaruel Community Council

Cowal Cinema Club

Dunoon Baptist Church Gateway Project

Friends of Riverbank Bird Hide

Inspiring Innellan

Isle of Bute Resilience Team

Kirn Primary School Parent Council

PA23 BID Ltd (DunoonPresents)

Rothesay & District Pipe Band

Starter Pack Plus

Strachur and District Piping Association

The United Church of Bute - Pass It On Project

Helensburgh and Lomond (full details: /moderngov/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=244&MId=8237&Ver=4)

ACT - Argyll & the Isles Coast & Countryside Trust

Arrochar and Tarbet Community Development Trust

Cove & Kilcreggan Community Council

Cove & Kilcreggan Lunch Club

Cove Burgh Hal

Enable Scotland

Gareloch Riding for the Disabled Association

Garelochhead Senior Citizens

Garelochhead Station Trust

Grey Matters

Helensburgh & Lomond Foodbank

Helensburgh Savoy

Loch Long Jetty Association

Project Trust

Rosneath Peninsula Highland Gathering

Route 81 Youth Project

Welcome In

Mid Argyll Kintyre and the Islands (full details: /moderngov/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=243&MId=8256&Ver=4)

ACT - Argyll & the Isles Coast & Countryside Trust

Heart of Argyll Wildlife Organisation

Inveraray Senior Citizens

Islay High School Parent Council

Islay Link Club

Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust

Jura Village Hall

Kintyre Seasports

Loch Fyne Viking Festival

M S Centre


Shopper Aide

South Kintyre Development Trust

Tarbert and Skipness Community Trust

Tayinloan Villagers Association

Oban, Lorn and the Isles (full detail: /moderngov/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=245&MId=8239&Ver=4)

ACT - Argyll & the Isles Coast & Countryside Trust

Air Ghleus

Argyll RDA Carriage Driving Group

Bookends Festival, Benderloch

Oban Gaelic Choir

Oban Mod Academy

Mull Junior Mod Club

Mull & Iona Gaelic Partnership

Craignure Recreational Activity Facility Team (CRAFT)

Crossroads North Argyll

Footprint Alba

Friends of Kilbride

Glencruitten Cathedral of Trees (SCIO)

Grab Trust

Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

Hope Kitchen

Mull Museum

Oban Communities Trust – The Rockfield Centre

Oban Winter Festival

Oban Youth Café

Project Trust

Roses Charitable Trust

Seil Island Community Hall Charity

Sound Waves SCIO

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