Cash boost for Bute FM

Bute FM has been awarded �765 from The Co-operative Membership Community Fund.
Bute FM has been awarded �765 from The Co-operative Membership Community Fund.

Co-operative Group members have helped provide a cash boost for one of Bute’s community radio stations, Bute FM.

The £765 award for Bute Community Media is from The Co-operative Membership Community Fund, which is distributed to support local good causes.

The Co-operative is owned by its members, who play an active role in the business and in the communities in which it trades, including the allocation of money from the Membership Community Fund by local area committees.

Iain Morrison, from Bute Community Media, said: “Funding is becoming ever harder to secure, therefore we were delighted to hear that we were successful in securing this grant from The Co-operative. The cash has made a huge difference to our group.”

Liz Armstrong, The Co-operative Group’s Membership Officer in Western Scotland, said: “Supporting local communities has been an inherent part of The Co-operative’s values and principles since the very beginning of the Co-operative Movement. We are particularly proud of the Community Fund, as it demonstrates how our members can make a real difference in their local area.”