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Council Grant Funding to Support Local Communities

Community groups and organisations are being encouraged to apply now for Argyll and Bute Council’s Third Sector Grants for 2014/15.  (Funding is subject to the Council’s budget decisions in February 2014).  Applicants should note that the closing date for the return of completed application forms for a decision in April at the Area Committee meeting is Monday 3 February 2014.  (The deadline for decisions in August is Monday 16 June 2014).

The Third Sector Grants programme is aimed at supporting communities and vulnerable people, and helping to kick start new projects and events.  Applicants can apply for up to £4,000. Applications for larger amounts will be considered only if there are exceptional circumstances.

A total of 125 community groups and organisations across Argyll and Bute benefited from the Council’s £140,000 Third Sector Grants programme in 2013/14.  

Robin Currie, Policy Lead for Community and Culture, and Strategic Housing, said: “I am impressed by the incredible diversity of projects that continue to be supported by the Council’s third sector grants and I applaud the tremendous work undertaken by so many groups and organisations across Argyll and Bute”

The Council is keen to encourage new groups with fresh ideas to apply for the grants.  Advice and support on funding is available from the Council’s Community Development and Social Enterprise teams.

The application form for 2014/15 is available to download below.

For further information or guidance please phone 01546 604189 or email

Successful Applications - 2013/14


Applications approved

Amount Awarded

Bute & Cowal



Oban, Lorn & the Isles



Mid Argyll, Kintyre & the Islands 34


Helensburgh & Lomond 28


Argyll and Bute wide



End of Project Monitoring Report 2013/14

The Council needs to account for all Third Sector Grant funding allocated and it is therefore a requirement for grant recipients to complete all sections of the End of Year Monitoring Report.  The Report for 2013/14 is available to download below.  Please email completed reports to, ensuring the report has been signed.


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