Council cash for groups

SEVERAL local organisations have been awarded cash in the latest round of Angus Council’s community grant scheme.

Awarded the most money is the Carnoustie and District Guide Centenary Hall fund, which was given £5,000 towards fencing to ensure security around the hall.

The Carnoustie Panbride Church were donated £4986 for their Newton kitchen project.

An extension to the kitchen at the church is currently being carried out and the grant will help the church purchase and install catering equipment.

And also successful was Monikie Memorial Hall who were give £999 for the purchase of 150 new chairs for the venue.

These donations along with others handed out to other organisations across Angus means the local authority have awarded a total of £36,944 in this round of funding.

This is the last round of awards in the current financial year and brings the total grant investment in local community projects to over £156,000 in 2011/12.

The council’s infrastructure services convener David May said: “These grants have proved to be invaluable to community groups as they offer that extra bit of funding for equipment and activities that can otherwise be difficult to get.

“Once again a huge variety of organisations from across Angus have received support during the past financial year which shows the level of activity that’s going on week in week out in each of our burghs.

“Our external funding team has been happy to support groups and steer them to the most appropriate source of funding, which sometimes may not be our grant scheme.

“I’d urge any group to speak to the team before putting in a grant application to make sure it meets the criteria - if it doesn’t the team can advise on other sources of funding to tap into.”