Fund­ing ap­pli­ca­tions made easy

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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.”

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