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Third Sector Grants approved for island groups

Beachwatch Bute (ranger Sandra McMillan pictured) received news this week that the charity's application for funding from Argyll and Bute Council's Third Sector Grants had been approved, as had the applications from two other island groups.

Beachwatch Bute (ranger Sandra McMillan pictured) received news this week that the charity's application for funding from Argyll and Bute Council's Third Sector Grants had been approved, as had the applications from two other island groups.

 

Three island organisations have been awarded funding from Argyll and Bute Council’s Third Sector Grants.

The decision to approve the applications from Beachwatch Bute, Bute Bowling Association and Fyne Futures, was taken at the meeting of Bute and Cowal Area Committee on Tuesday, August 5, at Eaglesham House, Rothesay.

Beachwatch Bute requested £1,830 for funds 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.”

The charity has been awarded £870.

Bute Bowling Association, under ‘festivals and events’, applied for £1,400 and 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.” It has been awarded £950.

Meanwhile, Fyne Futures applied for £975 for support for a pilot project to assist people in growing their own food, thus saving money. It stated: “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 Food Bank.” The project has been awarded £700.

 

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