Funding from Area Committees
Area Committee Discretionary Budget
Our Council has introduced new arrangements for the allocation of the Area Committee Discretionary Budget for 2019/2020. The new arrangements were agreed by the Communities Committee on Tuesday 19 March 2019. Full details of this meeting are available here - please refer to Item 12.
During May, the four Area Committees agreed the priorities for their area, and allocated the Discretionary Grant to key community and civic initiatives. Details can be found here:
- Annandale and Eskdale Area Committee - please refer to Item 6
- Nithsdale Area Committee - please refer to Item 8
- Stewartry Area Committee - please refer to Item 6
- Wigtown Area Committee - please refer to Item 4
Expressions of Interest in delivering each of the events/initiatives detailed in the following lists of allocations are now invited from organisations that have the relevant expertise and experience:
Area Committee Anti-Poverty Grants 2019/2020
Dumfries and Galloway Council has allocated the sum of £200,000 in 2019/2020 to Area Committees within our region to distribute to community and voluntary organisations to specifically tackle poverty within their local area. All applications to this fund must demonstrate that the proposed projects and services directly contribute to our Anti-Poverty Strategy 2015-2020 Vision and Objectives, which are highlighted below:
Anti-Poverty Strategy Vision
"People will be prevented from falling into poverty, supported to escape from poverty and able to lead independent, safe, happy and fulfilled lives".
Anti-Poverty Strategy Objectives
To achieve this Vision, four Objectives were identified as follows:
Objective 1: To listen to people and families experiencing poverty and make sure their voice is heard
Objective 2: To support people experiencing poverty to move from dependence to independence
Objective 3: To ensure our information and services are easy to access
Objective 4: To provide services that meet the needs of people experiencing poverty
The total funding pot for each of the areas is detailed below:
|Annandale and Eskdale||£38,140|
Applications for this funding stream are now open and will close at midnight on Wednesday 24 July 2019. Applications received after this deadline will not be accepted.
Each of the four areas has its own Criteria for their fund. Please note that some of the Area Committees have upper limits on the amount that you can apply for. Please check your localcarefully before completing your application:
Annandale and Eskdale Area Committee has also allocated a separate pot of funding for Small Grant applications up to £1,000. Each application must meet theas highlighted above.
If you have queries in relation to any aspect of Area Committee Anti-Poverty Grants funding, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.