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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:

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:

Icon for word Download Annandale and Eskdale Expression of Interest form [DOCX - 86.21KB]

Icon for word Download Nithsdale Expression of Interest form [DOCX - 84.81KB]

Icon for word Download Stewartry Expression of Interest form [DOCX - 94.47KB]

Icon for word Download Wigtown Expression of Interest form [DOCX - 98.42KB]


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

View our Anti-Poverty Strategy 2015-2020.

The total funding pot for each of the areas is detailed below:

AC AntiPov Allocations 2019/20
AreaAmount Allocated
Annandale and Eskdale£38,140


Applications for this funding stream are now closed.

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 local Icon for pdf Area Committee Anti-Poverty Funding Criteria [PDF - 166.83KB]  carefully before completing your application:

If you have queries in relation to any aspect of Area Committee Anti-Poverty Grants funding, please contact




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: 07/10/2019
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