Fund­ing ad­vice ses­sions are­held

Blairgowrie Advertiser - - NEWS -

Two in­for­ma­tion and ad­vice ses­sions are set to take place next week as part of the lat­est round of ‘par­tic­i­pa­tory bud­get­ing’ through the East­ern Perthshire Ac­tion Part­ner­ship.

Lo­cal groups and or­gan­i­sa­tions are be­ing in­vited to ap­ply for fund­ing of up to £3000 for projects in the area that would de­velop ac­tiv­i­ties that ad­dress is­sues such as so­cial iso­la­tion, de­pri­va­tion, com­mu­nity trans­port, young peo­ple or the en­vi­ron­ment.

The projects should ad­dress lo­cal in­equal­i­ties, ben­e­fit as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble from across the com­mu­nity and meet a need that is not cur­rently be­ing met.

If a project matches the cri­te­ria spec­i­fied for the area, ap­pli­cants will be in­vited to present it at a com­mu­nity event on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 24, in Coupar An­gus Town Hall where res­i­dents will be able to vote for the projects they would like to see funded.

Sim­i­lar events held pre­vi­ously in Rat­tray and Coupar An­gus have seen nu­mer­ous lo­cal projects ben­e­fit from thou­sands of pounds of fi­nan­cial sup­port.

Perth and Kin­ross Coun­cil and the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment have both con­trib­uted fund­ing so that the five ac­tion part­ner­ships in the lo­cal author­ity re­gion can sup­port com­mu­nity projects which re­duce lo­cal in­equal­i­ties.

The East­ern Perthshire Ac­tion Part­ner­ship is work­ing with Perth and Kin­ross Health and So­cial Care Part­ner­ship, and projects, which could be put to­gether by ex­ist­ing not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions, com­mu­nity groups or groups of friends or neigh­bours who have spot­ted a need in their lo­cal area, could also be linked to tack­ling health and so­cial care needs such as poverty, age, dis­abil­ity or other fac­tors such as ac­cess to a par­tic­u­lar ser­vice.

Both the in­for­ma­tion ses­sions take place next Tues­day, Jan­uary 16. The first will be held at the Rat­tray Com­mu­nity Con­nect build­ing from 1- 3.30pm, and the sec­ond will be at the Alyth Com­mu­nity Wing from 4.307.30pm.

For fur­ther de­tails visit the web­site at www. your­com­mu­ni­tyPK.org.

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