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Council Grant Funding to Support Local Communities

Welcome to the Third Sector grant funding page.   

The local area Third Sector grant fund is now closed for applications for 2015-2016.

If you require further information about Third Sector grants, please phone 01436 657608 or  email:

Argyll and Bute Council Third Sector Grants are aimed at supporting communities and vulnerable people, and helping to kick start new projects and events.  

The funding is available to organisations to allow them to deliver the services and/or projects that meet the six objectives detailed in the Single Outcome Agreement.

In 2014, nearly £140,000 was awarded to groups and organisations working to improve community life at a local level; and a further £78,000 to organisations providing a service Argyll and Bute wide. 

Find out more about successful applicants in 2014.

In addition to providing support on the Third Sector Grant application and process, the Council’s Community Development Team can assist third sector organisations with developing new projects, exploring income generation opportunities, identifying other sources of funding, community engagement and evaluation techniques.

Successful Applications - April and August Area Committees 2014


Applications approved

Amount Awarded

Bute & Cowal



Oban, Lorn & the Isles



Mid Argyll, Kintyre & the Islands 26


Helensburgh & Lomond 18



End of Project Monitoring Reports 2015/16

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 Project Monitoring Report.  The Report for 2015/16 is available to download below, along with a good practice example which may provide some useful guidance on how to complete the form.  Please email completed reports to, ensuring the report has been signed.


Further Funding Advice

Find more sources of funding and funding advice.

Health and Wellbeing Fund grants