Groups urged to go for grants

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Staff re­porter

Com­mu­nity groups in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang are be­ing in­vited to ap­ply for a slice of £81,500 fund­ing by the UK’s fourth largest build­ing so­ci­ety.

Skip­ton Build­ing So­ci­ety’s Grass­roots Giv­ing com­mu­nity fund­ing scheme has 163 pots of £500 to give away in 2016 and is urg­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions to put their name for­ward be­fore today’s dead­line, July 29.

Full de­tails and online ap­pli­ca­tions can be made at the ded­i­cated web­site www. skip­ton­

Once the ap­pli­ca­tions are in the pub­lic will be asked to vote for their favourite short­listed groups.

Last year 30,000 pub­lic votes saw 162 groups each re­ceive £ 500 to help fund projects.

Roy Prent o n , f rom Skip­ton’s Grass­roots Giv­ing team, said: “Grass­roots Giv­ing is all about helping small com­mu­nity groups that usu­ally strug­gle to gain any kind of fi­nan­cial sup­port. Our scheme has far ex­ceeded our ex­pec­ta­tions, demon­strat­ing that many lo­cal com­mu­nity groups need this help and sup­port.”

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