COMMUNITY groups in Clydebank and Milngavie have been urged to apply for Big Lottery Funding by Gil Paterson MSP.
As of Wednesday, July 7, Big Lottery Fund Celebrate programme opened to applications.
The new funding scheme is designed to empower community groups to bring people together. It also has a focus on intergenerational projects.
Gil Paterson MSP said: "Across my constituency there are so many groups that spring to mind when it comes to serving communities. The Big Lottery funding has really given groups a leg up in the past, so I hope organisations in Clydebank can go ahead and apply - I wish them the best of luck."
This new funding programme is putting people in the lead to celebrate what matters to them in their local communities. Celebrate will fund activities that bring people together – it might be to celebrate something in their local history or a local community hero, to mark something important to their community like the Queen’s 90th Birthday, or simply to get to know their neighbours better.
Here in Scotland, groups can apply for between £500 and £5000 for projects lasting up to 12 months. We are particularly looking for applications for projects which are carrying out intergenerational activity or activity which shows communities coming together to share their diverse cultures. To be eligible they must either be a voluntary or community organisation with its own constitution and bank account, school or statutory body. There is £575,000 available across Scotland, we will award funds regularly (as and when applications are received) and will close for applications when all of the funding has been allocated.
If you would like further details of this programme there is more detail on our webpage -https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/celebratescotland, or please contact Cath Logan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Press releases prepared by Alan Ferguson, Gil Paterson MSP's communications manager, who can be contacted at email@example.com or 07342 061722..