Gala day grants are awarded
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.