Funding applications made easy
Community groups in Castlemilk, King’s Park, Toryglen and Croftfoot will find it easier to apply for funding from August.
Glasgow City Council have streamlined the application process for area budgeting, including a shorter and simpler application form, adopting clearer eligibility criteria and priorities, setting minimum and maximum awards and a move towards community budgeting.
More than £1.3million will be allocated between the city’s 21 area partnerships in this financial year.
Area partnerships currently have budgets ranging between £50,000 and £74,000 per annum depending on population and levels of deprivation.
Councillor Soryia Siddique, executive member for communities and citizenships, said: “Through streamlining the budget allocation process we are making it easier for groups to approach us for funding. Most importantly, it is an opportunity to best target money into where it is needed and will have the greatest effect in a local area.
“However we don’t wish to be too prescriptive or deter people from applying - there is scope for flexibility in the funding framework if there is a strong enough case for supporting a particular project.
“We will also increase our efforts to attract applications from a wider variety of community groups and projects as well as public and third sector organisations.”