poverty funding

Anti-poverty grant funding to area committees open for applications

Dumfries and Galloway Council’s area committee anti-poverty grant funding for 2019-2020 is now open for applications.

Dumfries and Galloway Council has allocated £200,000 to Area Committees to distribute to community and voluntary organisations to specifically tackle poverty within their locality.

All applications to this fund must demonstrate that the proposed projects and services directly contribute to the Anti-Poverty Strategy 2015-2020 vision and objectives.

The vision is that – “People will be prevented from falling into poverty, supported to escape from poverty and able to lead independent, safe, happy and fulfilled lives”.

The four objectives are: To listen to people and families experiencing poverty and make sure their voice is heard; To support people experiencing poverty to move from dependence to independence; To ensure our information and services are easy to access; To provide services that meet the needs of people experiencing poverty

The total funding pot for each of the areas is: Annandale and Eskdale £38,140; Nithsdale £85,340; Stewartry £26,020; and Wigtown £50,500.

Applications will close at midnight on Wednesday July 24 with none accepted after this deadline.

Each of the four areas has its own Criteria for their fund.  Some of the Area Committees have upper limits on the amount that can be applied for so check the local Area Committee Anti-Poverty Funding Criteria carefully before completing an application – see here: https://bit.ly/2WTxxCw

Annandale and Eskdale Area Committee has also allocated a separate pot of funding for Small Grant applications up to £1000.  Each application must meet the criteria for Annandale and Eskdale Area Committee as highlighted above.

If you have queries in relation to any aspect of Area Committee Anti-Poverty Grants funding, please contact grantapplications@dumgal.gov.uk.

For more go to: Funding-from-Area-Committees