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:

When to apply

Area Committee applications are accepted (subject to funds being available) throughout the year but are only considered quarterly in March; May; September; and November. 

Area Committees have completed consideration of the first round of 2018/19 applications. Applications for this round had to be submitted before Friday 12 January.  

Annandale & Eskdale Area Committee is now open.  Applications are now invited for -

  • Annandale & Eskdale Discretionary Grant Budget - Funding available £7,794.69
  • Annandale & Eskdale Local Anti-Poverty Fund - Funding available £4,574.50

Applications submitted by close of play on Friday 17 August 2018 will be considered by Annandale and Eskdale Area Committee on 26 September 2018.

Stewartry Area Committee is currently considering applications.  Applications for this round will need to be submitted by Friday 17 August 2018 for consideration by Stewartry Area Committee on 19 September 2018.

If the other Area Committees re-open for applications, further closing dates will be publicised here in due course.

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

2019/20 onwards

Councillors at Communities Committee on 5 June 2018 (see Item 13) were asked to review the timelines/procedures for Discretionary Grants with consideration to aligning the timeline for future applications with our budget setting process. It was agreed that there won't be a call for 2019/20 applications before February 2019.

How to apply

Download the relevant application form:

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

Email completed forms to 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.

What happens next

Applications received before the relevant deadlines that were completed correctly and in full will be processed, scored and presented to councillors at the local Area Committee meetings.

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: 04/07/2018
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