Groups urged to apply for latest round of East Dunbartonshire community grants

Groups urged to apply for latest round of East Dunbartonshire community grants

The latest round of funding from the East Dunbartonshire Community Grants Scheme is now open, with £71,017 available to be distributed.

Groups can apply for up to £3,000 per year, provided they:

  • Have a constitution
  • Have a bank account
  • Are not for profit
  • Aim to bring benefits to the residents of East Dunbartonshire.

The deadline for this latest round of funding is Friday 10 February 2023. The application form and grant guidance are available via the council website.

The guidance outlines the range of eligible activities which can be funded - including start-up costs, special projects, equipment, salaries and running costs - and the criteria by which grants are awarded.

Applications are assessed by the Grants Advisory Committee, which makes recommendations for awards to the Community Planning Partnership Board.

Previous beneficiaries include Brownies, Rainbows, Scouts, Girls’ Brigade, Boys’ Brigade, Girl Guides, hall associations, community councils, children’s groups, pipe bands, hobby clubs and sports teams.

Councillor Gordan Low, leader of East Dunbartonshire Council, said, “In the current economic climate, even a modest grant could help to make a huge difference. The aim of the scheme is to empower local people and groups to make a positive impact within our communities - helping them to carry out important projects and work.

“Support will be targeted at applications which tie in with the East Dunbartonshire Local Outcomes Improvement Plan, particularly around addressing poverty and inequality issues that people are facing.

“There are two funding rounds per year, with grants given out to a wide variety of local organisations. Please apply if you’re eligible.”

All applications must be made online. New groups can apply, even if they are in the first year of operating.

Groups can apply for up to £3,000 in one year. Successful applicants will be asked to complete a monitoring report at the end of the year to explain how the funding helped.

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