Funding from Area Committees
Area Committee Discretionary Budget
Our Council has allocated a Discretionary Budget and Tackling Poverty and Inequalities Budget to each of the four Area Committees to support their Priority Areas for 2023/2024.
During May 2023, the four Area Committees met and agreed priorities for their area for both of these Budgets and details of the funds available are shown below.
Annandale and Eskdale
Annandale and Eskdale Area Committee agreed priority areas:
- Christmas Festivities
- Signature Events / Riding of the Marches
- Community Resilience
- Key local facilities / projects promoting Heritage, Culture and Community Spirit
- Music and Creative Arts (including Community Bands)
- Public Environment/Infrastructure
- Remembrance / Armed Forces / Commemoration
- Ward Members Individual Awards
And have identified the following delivery partners who will receive a letter of grant offer.
Annandale and Eskdale Safe and Healthy Action Partnership
Annan Riding of the Marches
Lockerbie Gala and Riding of the Marches
Moffat Gala and Riding of the Marches
Langholm Common Riding
Moffat Classic Car Rally
Discretionary Grants have now been fully committed but the below remains open for Annandale & Eskdale:
SMALL GRANT SCHEME UP TO £1000 FOR TACKLING POVERTY AND INEQUALITIES
Annandale & Eskdale Area Committee has established the Annandale & Eskdale Sports Grants to support local athletes and Sport Clubs from A&E to develop sporting participation and activities. The Fund aims to support those that would not otherwise receive any financial help from National Governing Bodies in pursuit of their sport and to also assist groups and individuals to reach their sporting goals through small financial awards. Application form and criteria below:
TACKLING POVERTY AND INEQUALITIES - SMALL GRANTS FUND - NOW OPEN!
Small grant programme to support the following Nithsdale Area priorities:
- Digital Connectivity
- Food Insecurity
- Fuel Poverty
- Warm Hubs
Constituted Groups, operating in Nithsdale, can apply for up to £1,500 towards projects which support one or more of the priorities. Match funding will be required as you cannot request 100% from Council sources of funding.
Applications will be assessed on a first-come first-served basis and the fund will close when the budget is fully allocated.
Complete the Application Form attached and return it to GrantApplications@dumgal.gov.uk
Please ensure you include a copy of relevant supporting documents to ensure your application can be assessed on a first-come first-served basis.
Relevant Ward Officers should act as the initial point of contact for any queries
NITHSDALE SPORTS GRANTS
Small grant programme for local athletes (up to £200) and sports clubs (up to £500). Support for local athletes that would not otherwise receive any financial help from National Sporting Bodies in pursuit of their sport and to also assist groups and individuals to reach their sporting goals through small financial awards.
Round 2 - Closing Date - 6 November 2023 (mid-day) with decisions made shortly thereafter. We cannot fund any activity committed to or paid for prior to a decision.
ARMED FORCES REMEMBRANCE HOSPITALITY
Small grant programme to support hospitality after remembrance parades - up to £300. Awards made on a first-come first-served basis.
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The total Stewartry Area Committee Discretionary Budget for allocation to Key Projects and Initiatives in 2023/24 is £52,174.
Stewartry Area Committee agreed priority areas:
- Key Facilities
- Community Galas & Events
and have identified the following delivery partners who will receive a letter of grant offer:
Total Budget Available
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Support to individuals and clubs for training and coaching etc for sports people through Stewartry Sports Council
£7,000 allocation to Stewartry Sports Council through offer of grant
26 June 2023
Support for young people to access youth development activities for people aged 12-25
Open until funds are spent
Support to key facilities that contribute to the wellbeing of the community and increase social contact.
Community Galas and Events
£11,500 is allocated to this priority area to support local galas and key events:
Castle Douglas Civic Week £2,500 Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities £2,500 Dalbeattie Civic Daze £2,500
Deadline for identified delivery partners EOI - 26 June 2023
The remaining budget of £4,000 using the small grants process of up to £500 delegated to the Lead Officer, in consultation with Local Ward Members
Open until funds are spent
The remaining budget is available to the following priority areas and is now open for applications:
Youth - Support for young people to access youth development activities for people aged 12-25yrs - applications are invited up to £1500
Galas and Events - Support to local galas and key events - applications are invited up to £500
Sports grants - Contact Sportscouncilsecretary@gmail.com or visit Stewartry Sports Council - Stewartry Sports Council - Dumfries and Galloway Council
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Discretionary Grants and Tackling Poverty and Inequalities grants are closed however sports grants are available via Wigtown Sports Council Financial Assistance - Wigtownshire Sports Council - Dumfries and Galloway Council
If you have queries in relation to any aspect of Area Committee funding, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 030 33 33 3000.
Enhanced support is available to third sector organisations from Third Sector Dumfries & Galloway , which has set up local monthly roadshows across the region, and recruited a dedicated Funding Officer and four Engagement Officers.