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:

Online Help Sessions

Location Dates Time

4 December 2023

2.00pm – 4.00pm

6 December 2023

6.00pm - 7.00pm

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

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.