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
  • Sport
  • Ward Members Individual Awards

And have identified the following delivery partners who will receive a letter of grant offer.

Organisation

Awards

Annandale and Eskdale Safe and Healthy Action Partnership

£4,500

Annan Riding of the Marches

£11,181

Lockerbie Gala and Riding of the Marches

£7,695

Lochmaben Gala

£2,538

Moffat Gala and Riding of the Marches

£3,732

Gretna Gala

£500

Langholm Common Riding

£572

Moffat Classic Car Rally

£1,207

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

SPORTS GRANTS

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:

 

Nithsdale

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.

TO APPLY

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

 

    Stewartry

    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
    • Youth
    • Community Galas & Events
    • Sports

    and have identified the following delivery partners who will receive a letter of grant offer:

    Priority Area

    Detail

    Total Budget Available

    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

    Sport

    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

    (Mid-day)

    Youth

    Support for young people to access youth development activities for people aged 12-25

    £8,000

    Open until funds are spent

    Key Facilities

    Support to key facilities that contribute to the wellbeing of the community and increase social contact.

    £25,674

    Closed

    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

    (Mid-day)

    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

    TO APPLY - download and return  Icon for word Expression of Interest Form [DOCX - 99KB]

     

    Wigtown

    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

     

    Further Assistance

    If you have queries in relation to any aspect of Area Committee funding, please contact grantapplications@dumgal.gov.uk 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.

     

    Page last updated: 15/01/2024
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