Following on from our recent report of two Bute organisations’ award of funding from the Third Sector Grants programme, community groups are being encouraged to apply for the 2014/15 programme.
This year, a total of 120 community groups and organisations across Argyll and Bute benefited from the council’s Third Sector Grants programme, including Port Bannatyne Golf Club and Project Park.
Applicants should note that the closing date for the return of completed application forms for a decision in April at the Area Committee meeting is Monday, February 3, 2014.
The Third Sector Grants programme is aimed at supporting communities and vulnerable people, and helping to kick start new projects and events.
The council’s Policy Lead for Community and Culture, Councillor Robin Currie, said, “I am impressed by the incredible diversity of projects that continue to be supported by the council’s third sector grants and I applaud the tremendous work undertaken by so many groups and organisations across Argyll and Bute.”
The Council is particularly keen to encourage new groups with fresh ideas and those that support vulnerable people. Advice and support on funding is available from the council’s Community Development and Social Enterprise teams.
Funding is, of course, subject to the council’s budget decisions in February 2014.
Applications are considered twice a year at Area Committees in April and August.
Applications forms are available from local area community learning offices or can be accessed using the following link: www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/community-life-and-leisure/funding-and-support
For further information or guidance please phone 01369 707166 or email firstname.lastname@example.org