Community groups awarded Vibrant and Living Spaces Grant

Nine community groups in Argyll and Bute will be able to create new facilities or improve open spaces in their local area following successful bids to the council for a share of the Vibrant and Living Spaces Grant.

Funding for the projects is through the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), with Argyll and Bute Council allocated £304,642 to manage the Vibrant and Living Spaces Grant.

The council carried out an open, competitive application process to identify potential recipients, followed by a robust assessment process in line with guidance issued to applicants and, at a meeting of the Full Council today (Thursday), councillors agreed to award the following projects:




We Are With You Bute Recovery Hub


MacDougall of Dunollie Preservation Trust Improving the World of Trees


Cove Sailing Club SCIO Club House Build


Mull and Iona Community Trust Dorus Caolas Ulbha – Sound of Ulva Gateway Heritage Interpretation


Dunoon Community Development Trust Grow Food Grow Dunoon at Struan Lodge


Tayvallich Initiative Ltd Tayvallich Grows


Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust Gigha Multi-use Games Area


Project 81 Youth and Community Enterprise Community Garden Room


Benmore Gardens Benmore Walled Garden Redevelopment, Phase 1


​Councillor Jim Lynch, Leader of Argyll and Bute Council, said: “Working in partnership with our communities is key in ensuring the long-term economic success of the area.

 “These projects will provide new and improved facilities that will support communities and help our local economy to thrive.  I look forward to seeing them develop.”

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