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

Annandale and Eskdale Area Committee
Applications to the Discretionary Grant Budget are closed.
Applications to the Local Anti-Poverty Fund are closed and were presented to councillors on Wednesday 28 November.

We're not currently accepting applications for funding from Nithsdale, Stewartry and Wigtown Area Committees. 

Closing dates will be publicised here in due course if Area Committees re-open for applications.

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: 08/02/2019
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