There is good news for third sector community groups – there’s still money available for grants from Argyll and Bute Council. The maximum amount of money given is up to half the costs of the project or activity you are applying for.
There’s a limited amount of funding left in each of the four areas. There’s more than £20,000 in Oban, Lorn and the Isles, just under £13,000 in Helensburgh and Lomond, more than £5,000 in Bute and Cowal and £4,500 in Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Isles.
Margaret Allan from the Mid Argyll Pipe Band says ‘it was really easy to apply for the third sector grant. We’ve applied before and used the money for new uniforms. This time we’ll be using our grant for transport so we can take part in more competitions and encourage young musicians to join us.’
The decision of who gets the award will be made by the respective local area committee in August. The money is a one off annual grant. Organisations have until Friday 24th June to submit their applications via the council’s website. There’s a form to fill out and return as soon as possible.