Applications for £10k community awards open to Angus groups

editorial image

The GSK manufacturing site in Montrose has announced that applications for their annual community awards are open to registered non-profit charities and community groups.

The site has committed £10,000 for the awards, which will be made to successful applicants, to organisations dedicated to improving the local Angus community to help people to do more, feel better, live longer.

In 2015, the inaugural awards gave to 19 diverse groups, including scout and girlguiding, patient support and sporting groups.

Site engineering director Chris Barbour said: “As a healthcare company and significant employer in the area, we want to use these awards to recognise and support organisations who are committed to improving our local community and the lives of people who live in Angus.

“Last year we were able to do that and we look forward to doing so again this year.

“I am delighted to announce that we will once again be able to offer £10,000 to support our local community and we welcome applicants from organisations across Angus and the Mearns.”

If you are a non-profit making charity or community group wishing to apply for an award ranging between £100 - £1,000 to fund a specific activity or purpose that will benefit people in Angus and the Mearns, please email to receive an application form.

The closing date for applications is September 30.

The GSK Montrose site, which has been in operation since 1952, employs more than 400 staff, contract workers and business partners.