Dunbartonshire were able to apply for new capital funding for projects to be delivered during 2024/25. Groups looking to produce Local Place Plans within West Dunbartonshire were also eligible to apply if their Local Place Plan supports the delivery of capital improvements to their area.

The money was split into a small grants lot (£71k for bids of up to £5,000) and a large grants lot (£400k for bids of £50,000 or more). Both grants must be used for capital investments and support the aims and objectives of the PBIP. Local Place Plans are eligible for up to £5,000 only.  

Guidance was produced to support organisations apply:

The deadline for applications closed in early 2024.

Successful projects for the Small Grants Pot were chosen via a public vote. The successful applicants and their projects were:

  • Alexandria Community Council – New Town Centre Signage (Alexandria)
  • Boys Brigade Lennox & Argyll Battalion – New Kitchen (Alexandria)
  • Claire Burns School of Dance – Accessible Dance Equipment  (Alexandria/Balloch)
  • Clyde Shopmobility – New Mobility Scooters (Clydebank)
  • Gavinburn Parent Council – New Playground Provision (Old Kilpatrick)
  • Golden Friendships Trust – Stock Room Refurbishment (Clydebank)
  • Isaro Community Initiative – New Community Café (Clydebank)
  • Kinship Care West Dunbartonshire – Wee Kin Kitchen (Clydebank)
  • Milton Community Group – Community Hall Refurb (Milton)
  • Old Kilpatrick Community Council – Local Place Plan (Old Kilpatrick)
  • St Joseph's Parent Council – New Community Health and Wellbeing/Sports Hub Equipment (Faifley)
  • Vale of Leven Football Club – New Disabled Toilet Block (Vale of Leven)
  • West Dunbartonshire Amateur Swim Club (WDASC) – Swim Club Meet Equipment (Alexandria)

Winners of the Large Grant Pot were be chosen by an Assessment Panel of council officers. These were:

  • 1st Glen Lusset Scout Group – Scout Hall Regeneration: Full and Safe Accessibility
  • Clydebank Community Sports Hub – Securing Our Future
  • Dumbarton Tennis Club – Delivering More for Our Community
  • Duntocher Village Hall – New Kitchen Servery Area
  • Milton Village Community Hall – MUGA in King George field
  • RSPB Scotland – Accessible Spaces: Enhancing Spaces for Community Engagement
  • St Augustine’s Episcopal Church – Accessible Entry to Community Hall







West Dunbartonshire Council has allocated £471,000 from its Place Based Investment Programme (PBIP) funding to be used as Community Grants. Community groups based or delivering services within West Dunbartonshire are now able to apply for new capital funding for their projects.

The money is split into a small grants lot (£71k for bids of up to £5,000) and a large grants lot (£400k for bids of £50,000 or more). Both grants must be used for capital investments, which means they can used for equipment or property upgrades but not for the ongoing running costs of an organisation.

The Council has put together guidance to support organisations to apply for the both Funds:

The notes cover how the grant will be administered, outline the eligibility requirements for those organisations keen to apply and offer advice for filling in the application.

Organisations can download the application form here as well:

The Place Based Investment Programme is a Scottish Government initiative that seeks to accelerate the delivery of community-led regeneration, community wealth building, town centre revitalisation, and 20-minute neighbourhoods. You can read more about the Programme’s aims and objectives on the OurPlace.scot website.

Help Sessions

The council will run drop in and online help sessions for organisations to attend and ask questions about the application process. See below for more information on when and where the sessions will take place:

In Person Drop-in Sessions

Location Dates Time
Alexandria CE Centre, Alexandria

9 January 2024

10.00am - 2.00pm
Dumbarton Library, Dumbarton

10 January 2024

10.00am - 2.00pm
Dalmuir Community Centre, Clydebank

11 January 2024

10.00am - 2.00pm

Local Place Plans

The Councils has produced a new guidance note for local groups and Community Councils that are interested in using the Community Grant funds to develop a new Local Place Plan for their area:

Please email regeneration@west-dunbarton.gov.uk to register interest in any of these sessions or if you have any questions about anything in this guidance.