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Campbeltown people urged to apply for voucher

There are just a few days left for Campbeltown residents to apply for a £25 voucher for individuals and a £50 voucher for families (households of more than one person) from the town’s GM Duncan Bequest/Andrew Greenless Trust.

When Major George Melville Duncan died in 1958, he bequeathed money to the then Campbeltown Town Council for the ‘benefit of the poor of the Burgh in the form of gifts, of fuel, clothing and foodstuffs during the winter months’. When Andrew Greenlees died, he also set up a trust to help.

The application approval process comprises a number of filters to ensure that the use of the funds meet the terms of the bequest/trust. The first of these filters is that only one application per household can be considered and applications will generally not be considered where the income of the household is above £190 per adult resident in the household, per week. 

Only residents of the Royal Burgh of Campbeltown are eligible to apply. Successful applicants will be issued with a voucher that can be used at selected retailers in Campbeltown.

The trustees will evaluate each application and determine awards in relation to each approved form.

Application forms are available online at Argyll and Bute Council’s website (https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/gm-duncans-bequest) or can be obtained by contacting Iona Campbell, Senior Committee Assistant, at 01436 658 801 or iona.campbell2@argyll-bute.gov.uk or Shona Barton, Committee Manager, at 01436 657 605 or shona.barton@argyll-bute.gov.uk.

Application forms can also be collected from the Burnet Building, Keeping it Local CIC, and Kintyre Food Bank. All application forms should be returned by e-mail to iona.campbell2@argyll-bute.gov.uk or returned by post to Iona Campbell, Legal and Regulatory Support, Argyll and Bute Council, Kilmory, Lochgilphead, PA31 8RT no later than Monday, 8 November 2021.

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