Applications open now for latest funding round
Local groups and organisations are being invited to apply for funding of up to £1200 as part of the latest round of ‘particpatory budgeting’ in the area.
Applications are open now for grants of up to £1200 for groups in the area that would like to develop activities that address issues such as social isolation, deprivation, community transport, young people or the environment.
The projects should address local inequalities, benefit as many people as possible from across the community, meet a need that is not currently being met and take place before the end of March next year.
If a project matches the criteria specified for the area, applicants will be invited to present it at a community event where residents will be able to vote for the projects they would like to see funded.
A similar event was held in Rattray last November which saw six services that will support adults with health and social care needs chosen by local people living in the area to receive a funding boost totalling £16,000.
Among the applications that gained funding then were the Friendship Café, Hope Park House’s Hope Horizons project, Strathmore Complementary Therapies, Community Sing (Focus on Dementia), the community garden at the Community Connect building in Rattray and the Ericht Allotment Association.
The Eastern Perthshire Decides project is organised by the Eastern Perthshire Action Partnership, one of five that have been set up in the region with the aim of tackling inequalities facing residents in the area and helping services and communities work better together.
Perth and Kinross Council and the Scottish Government have both contributed funding so that the Action Partnerships can support community projects which reduce local inequalities.
The deadline for applications for this latest round of funding to be submitted is February 24.
PKC community worker John Corrigan is available to support groups with the application process - and to support any groups that apply but are not successful.
For further information and to download application forms, see the website at www.pkc.gov.uk/ communityplanning or contact John Corrigan on 01250 871351.