Community groups awarded Vibrant and Living Spaces Grant

Nine community groups in Argyll and Bute will be able to create new facilities or improve open spaces in their local area following successful bids to the council for a share of the Vibrant and Living Spaces Grant.

Funding for the projects is through the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), with Argyll and Bute Council allocated £304,642 to manage the Vibrant and Living Spaces Grant.

The council carried out an open, competitive application process to identify potential recipients, followed by a robust assessment process in line with guidance issued to applicants and, at a meeting of the Full Council today (Thursday), councillors agreed to award the following projects:

We Are With YouBute Recovery Hub£17,000.00
MacDougall of Dunollie Preservation TrustImproving the World of Trees£37,346.00
Cove Sailing Club SCIOClub House Build£49,998.00
Mull and Iona Community TrustDorus Caolas Ulbha – Sound of Ulva Gateway Heritage Interpretation£25,000.00
Dunoon Community Development TrustGrow Food Grow Dunoon at Struan Lodge£17,120.00
Tayvallich Initiative LtdTayvallich Grows£10,045.00
Isle of Gigha Heritage TrustGigha Multi-use Games Area£50,000.00
Project 81 Youth and Community EnterpriseCommunity Garden Room£46,465.65
Benmore GardensBenmore Walled Garden Redevelopment, Phase 1£50,000

​Councillor Jim Lynch, Leader of Argyll and Bute Council, said: “Working in partnership with our communities is key in ensuring the long-term economic success of the area.

 “These projects will provide new and improved facilities that will support communities and help our local economy to thrive.  I look forward to seeing them develop.”

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