The fund has been established to provide money to encourage and support one-off community activities within Dumbarton.
Constituted non-profit making Community groups.
A grant is awarded only for a specific activity.
The fund is competitive, and applications are considered on individual merit. Those groups which make the most convincing arguments for funding will be the most likely to succeed. Consideration will be given to a range of factors. Regard may be had, for instance, to the number of local people involved in, and benefiting from the activity, relative to the amount of grant being requested. A group’s own fund-raising efforts may be recognised and encouraged.
Criteria for Grant Application Submission to Committee
The total amount of funds available each year is limited. Grant levels, although not fixed to an upper or lower level will therefore also be restricted. Value for money will be a main factor, and applications for larger amounts may have less chance since smaller grants allow more groups to be assisted.
The Fund may make a grant conditional upon additional matters being produced to their satisfaction.
Specifically Grants will not be given for:-
The Fund will not normally provide grant to replace funding withdrawn by another agency.
Repetitive applications from a successful applicant will not normally be considered.
Dumbarton Common Good Fund Application Form
Dumbarton Common Good Fund Application Guidance Notes
Complete all questions on the form above. Please return this by post or in person to:
West Dunbartonshire Council
16 Church Street
Or by Email to: email@example.com
Please attach your constitution or aims and objectives, and a copy of your most recent accounts. Check the form is signed, and return it to the Council as soon as possible. Remember to keep a copy for your records.
The Fund normally meets only once a year to consider applications for grant. Successful applicants are notified of the result in writing soon afterwards.
Application forms are available in February and March of each year, and should be returned no later than 31st March.