Funding advice sessions areheld
Two information and advice sessions are set to take place next week as part of the latest round of ‘participatory budgeting’ through the Eastern Perthshire Action Partnership.
Local groups and organisations are being invited to apply for funding of up to £3000 for projects in the area that would 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 and meet a need that is not currently being met.
If a project matches the criteria specified for the area, applicants will be invited to present it at a community event on Saturday, February 24, in Coupar Angus Town Hall where residents will be able to vote for the projects they would like to see funded.
Similar events held previously in Rattray and Coupar Angus have seen numerous local projects benefit from thousands of pounds of financial support.
Perth and Kinross Council and the Scottish Government have both contributed funding so that the five action partnerships in the local authority region can support community projects which reduce local inequalities.
The Eastern Perthshire Action Partnership is working with Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership, and projects, which could be put together by existing not-for-profit organisations, community groups or groups of friends or neighbours who have spotted a need in their local area, could also be linked to tackling health and social care needs such as poverty, age, disability or other factors such as access to a particular service.
Both the information sessions take place next Tuesday, January 16. The first will be held at the Rattray Community Connect building from 1- 3.30pm, and the second will be at the Alyth Community Wing from 4.307.30pm.
For further details visit the website at www. yourcommunityPK.org.