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West Dunbartonshire Council has established a Year of Young People Legacy Fund of £500,000 to support groups and activities for local children and young people across the authority.

West Dunbartonshire Council has established a Year of Young People Legacy Fund of £500,000 to support groups and activities for local children and young people across the authority. This fund reflects the Councils aspiration to improve life chances for the young people of West Dunbartonshire.

The West Dunbartonshire Year of Young People Legacy Fund builds upon the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People programme in 2018.  It aims to support projects and groups which celebrate the achievements of our young people, value their contribution to communities and create new opportunities and activities at a local level. 

Who can apply?

The Year of Young People Legacy Fund is available to any not-for-profit, properly constituted group providing activities or services to children/young people in West Dunbartonshire aged from 0 to 26 years of age. 

What can I apply for?

Groups can apply for funding to: support their work, purchase equipment, provide activities and enhance services or to maintain the running of their group. The funding must however be focussed upon children and young people in West Dunbartonshire aged 0 to 26 years. 

How much can I apply for?

Grants of up to £10,000 will be available for projects which provide a benefit to children and young people in West Dunbartonshire. Grants can be spent over a period of 4 years. 

How do I apply?

You need to complete an official Year of Young People Legacy Fund grant application form. This can be downloaded using the link below. All funded projects will require to adhere to funding guidelines and submit a post project evaluation form on completion.

Application form - word document

A Legacy Funding Panel of council officers and community representatives will review all application forms to approve or reject and ensure adherence with funding criteria. 

When can I apply?

The deadline for consideration by the Legacy Funding Panel is: 30 September 2019. All grant applications must be received by email by that date.

The Funding Panel will meet in early October to review all applications and approve or reject. Following that meeting, should any funds remain further grant applications will be invited in December 2019.

How can I find out more?

We will be holding 2 public presentations and Q&A sessions after the summer holidays. No prior booking is required.

The dates are:

Tuesday 27 August

7pm – 8pm at Clydebank Town Hall (Reception Hall)

 

Wednesday 28 August

6.30pm – 7.30pm at Dumbarton Library

 

Meanwhile if you have any queries please contact: West Dunbartonshire Year of Young People Legacy Fund