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Funding from Area Committees

Grants are available to third sector, voluntary, community organisations and in certain circumstances individuals that work within one or more of the four geographical areas of Dumfries and Galloway.

Who can apply

Applications will be considered for projects that fit closely with the criteria set by the local Area Committees:

Stewartry Area Committee is also keen to encourage funding applications from individuals whose activities are likely to bring recognition to the area by participating in sports, music, drama and the arts.

When to apply

Applications are accepted throughout the year but are only considered quarterly. We are now accepting applications for a further round of funding, to be considered by Area Committees at their meetings in September.  Fully and correctly completed applications must reach us by 5pm on Friday 11 August for consideration in September. 

Amounts currently available are:

  • Annandale and Eskdale Area Committee - £87,949
  • Nithsdale Area Committee - £78,325
  • Stewartry Area Committee - £110,120
  • Wigtown Area Committee - £1,929

Area Committees will not generally consider funding events which have already taken place or projects which have started.

How to apply

Download the relevant application form:

Contact us if you're not sure which form to complete.

Email completed forms to grantapplications@dumgal.gov.uk and send a printed and signed declaration page to us by post.

We can't consider applications which are incomplete. You must answer all of the questions and submit the required documents to avoid disappointment. Guidance documents are available which will help you when applying:

What happens next

Applications received before 5pm on Friday 11 August that are completed correctly in full will be processed, scored and presented to councillors at the local Area Committee in September where a decision will be made.

We might contact you for further information about your application(s) as we're processing and assessing them. We will be able to complete the process more quickly if you respond as soon as possible.

Page last updated: 20/07/17