Attracting new people to the area, supporting businesses, communities and the hospitality and tourism sectors – Argyll and Bute Council is committed to long-term economic and social recovery from the pandemic.
As part of its Recovery Strategy, the Council is investing an additional £110,000 to deliver ongoing recovery measures including the recruitment of two temporary posts.
The posts will focus on building back stronger communities and supporting economic recovery. The roles include:
- Assisting funding providers to distribute support to community organisations
- Helping community groups access funding including the Council’s Micro-Grant Fund
- Working with charities and third sector partners to ensure volunteer needs are met
- Ongoing business support with Covid-19 funds and initiatives
- Supporting tourism, hospitality and creative businesses
- Ongoing support for the increase in staycations
Working with partners, multiple public agencies, the third sector and community groups, the Recovery Strategy outlines key initiatives including:
- Financial help and support to community groups and businesses
- Restoring public health services
- Re-instating the full range of council services
Councillor Robin Currie, Leader of the Council:
“While the scale of recovery from the pandemic should not be underestimated, it’s fantastic to see how much progress has been made in recent months. Many services have restarted and community activities are resuming.
“Our Recovery Strategy and Action Plan is focused on learning from our response to the pandemic, applying those lessons to our activity and securing the long-term future of all our services. Our communities have been extremely resilient in their response, and our aim now is to further enhance the support we provide for our people, businesses and local groups.”