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Funding from Area Committees

Area Committee Discretionary Budget 2020/2021

Our Council has agreed arrangements for the allocation of the Area Committee Discretionary Budget for 2020/2021.  The arrangements were agreed by Dumfries & Galloway Council on Thursday 30 July 2020.  Full details of this meeting are available  here  - please refer to Item 15.

During September, the four Area Committees met and agreed priorities for their area and allocated the Discretionary Budget to key civic and community initiatives.  Full details for each Area can be found on the Expression of Interest form.


Wigtown Area Committee has allocated money to a number of key civic and community initiatives for 2020/21.

At Wigtown Area Committee on Wednesday 9 December, Elected Members agreed to re-open the fund and seek further Expressions of Interest of a maximum of £500 for the remaining 2020/2021 budget.

The process will open on Wednesday 16 December 2020 with the deadline being 11 January 2021 at 12 noon.

As per the previous arrangements, please contact Ingrid Gemmell if you have any general queries -

phone: 07554 413 395


Expression of Interest Forms

If you wish to express an interest in any of the allocations please complete the appropriate Expression of Interest form below for your respective area and return to us using the details enclosed with the forms.


Area Committee Anti-Poverty Grants 2020/2021


Our Council has committed £200,000 to help our communities to tackle poverty and inequalities through our four Area Committees.  Each of our Committees has agreed their own Priorities, Criteria and Eligibility during their September 2020 Meetings and these are detailed below:

The level of funding which is available to each of our Area Committees is detailed below:

Area Committee

Funding Available

Annandale and Eskdale








During their November 2020 meetings, Annandale & Eskdale Area Committee and Nithsdale Area Committee allocated their available budgets in full.  Stewartry and Wigtown Area Committees have now re-opened to accept further applications and have the following remaining budgets available:

  • Stewartry Area Committee - £19,620
  • Wigtown Area Committee - £11,008

Organisations working in Stewartry and Wigtown areas are invited to submit their applications to arrive by no later than 8am on Monday 8 February 2021.

If you have queries in relation to any aspect of Area Committee funding, please contact or call our Communities Business Management Team 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: 20/01/2021
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