Three island organisations have applied to Argyll and Bute Council’s Third Sector Grants fund - Beachwatch Bute, Bute Bowling Association and Fyne Futures.
Beachwatch Bute’s request for funds is to assist with “running costs of the group which delivers a valuable service clearing the coast and beaches. In the last year over ten tonnes of litter has been removed. This enhances the island and makes it more attractive to both visitors and local residents.”
Bute Bowling Association, under festivals and events, provided the following rationale in its application for funding: “The Bute Bowling Association does not have enough reserves to meet the anticipated running costs of the annual bowling open competition. The event is popular
and attracts visitors to the island.”
Meanwhile, Fyne Futures have applied for support for a pilot project to assist people in growing their own food, thus saving money. It states: “A pilot food bank run by Bute Advice and Bute Area Development Group has proved that there is a need for this service for people affected by food
poverty. This project is complementary to the Bute Foodbank.”
Beachwatch Bute requested £1,830, and it has been recommended that the sum of £870 be given to the local charity. Bute Bowling Association asked for £1400, and it has been recommended that £950 be paid. Fyne Futures requested £975 and it has been recommended that £700 be granted to the organisation.
While recommendations are usually accepted and granted by members of Bute and Cowal area committee, the final decision will be taken at their meeting on Tuesday, August 5, in Eaglesham House, Rothesay.