Gala day grants are awarded

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

South La­nark­shire Coun­cil are set to con­firm £24,000 of fund­ing to sup­port gala days in the re­gion this year.

And vi­tal projects op­er­at­ing in the two towns will re­ceive £186,455 fund­ing dur­ing 2016/17.

Coun­cil­lors on an ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee will to­day, Wed­nes­day, give the go ahead for the move.

They are also ex­pected to rub­ber­stamp £45,000 of fund­ing for the Cam­bus­lang and Ruther­glen area com­mit­tee to hand out to groups and or­gan­i­sa­tions in the shape of com­mu­nity or playscheme grants.

Un­der an agree­ment with the coun­cil, Lan­de­mer Day in Ruther­glen will re­ceive £4,100, the sec­ond high­est in the re­gion, be­hind only Lanimer Day in La­nark.

Other gala’s such as Fern­hill, New­ton and Spit­tal will get £700 each.

Com­mu­nity grants will again be avail­able to con­sti­tuted com­mu­nity groups and vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tions. Ap­pli­ca­tions are in­vited con­tin­u­ally through­out the year.

All ap­pli­ca­tions re­quire to be sup­ported by a con­sti­tu­tion, au­dited ac­counts or an­nual in­come and ex­pen­di­ture ac­counts, a bank state­ment and con­fir­ma­tion that the group/or­gan­i­sa­tion will ad­here to the con­di­tions of the grant award.

Three groups with ser­vice level agree­ments with the coun­cil with bases in the lo­cal area also had their fund­ing con­firmed.

Cam­bus­lang Child­care Project will re­ceive £81,700 while Light­burn El­derly As­so­ci­a­tion Project is set to get £53,755.

The Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang cit­i­zens ad­vice bu­reau re­ceives £51,000 to con­tinue their work.

Vol­un­tary Ac­tion South La­nark­shire, which op­er­ates through­out the re­gion, will get £82,000.

Fi­nally, East­field Phys­i­cally Dis­abled Club will re­ceive a grant for £392.

Over­all, coun­cil­lors will be asked to ap­prove sup­port for vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tions and grants amount­ing to £840,972.

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