Grant awards for local groups

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A NUMBER of local organisations are among the 13 who have been awarded grants totalling £40,231 in the latest round of allocations from the Angus Council’s community grant scheme.

From village halls to allotments, pre-school groups to bowling clubs, groups and organisations throughout Angus are enjoying a cash windfall thanks to the scheme.

The council put £200,000 into the community grant pot for this year and has to date provided local organisations with grants totalling £164,792.

Commenting on the grants approved by Angus Council’s infrastructure services committee last week, convener David May said: “The organisations who received grants in this round of allocations are involved in a very broad range of activities and are each making a big difference to people from all walks of life and across all age groups.

“They are to be commended for their commitment and dedication to enhancing the quality of life in their communities.

“I am delighted that the council is continuing to support organisations across Angus fulfill their ambition through the community grant scheme and I would urge any group seeking funding to consider applying for a grant.”

The grant awards approved included the following:- £2350 – Irish Acre Allotment Holders, Forfar, towards a mower; £1198 – Charleston Pre-School Playgroup towards purchase of a shed; £5000 – The Jock Neish Scouting Centre, Tannadice, towards the purchase of a mower; £2749.95 – Charleston Bowling Club towards purchase of a mower; £5000 – The Cottage Community Centre, Edzell, towards refurbishment; £5000 – Charleston Village Hall towards refurbishment

Any groups or organisations wishing to apply for a grant should contact from the council’s external funding team initially on 01307 473222 for specialist advice.