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Published 09 November 2018

Community groups are being invited to bid for up to £5,000 to help transform their local area as part of a Council initiative to get residents involved.

The Your Community initiative has already invested in various projects in the first three rounds of community budgeting.

As the fourth phase launches, the team are encouraging individuals and groups to apply for funding.

As well as securing money to invest in valuable projects, groups will receive full support in completing their application from the Council’s Communities Team and West Dunbartonshire Community Volunteer Services (WDCVS).

Once all applications have been received, residents will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite ideas online or at a community budgeting event scheduled for February.

Councillor Caroline McAllister, Deputy Leader and Spokesperson for Community Empowerment, said: “Residents are at the heart of our decision-making process and this initiative gives us a great opportunity to start a conversation with them  about what is needed in each area. After all, they are the ones who live in these communities, and so have a better insight into where investment could make a real difference.

“In the last phases, many projects and communities benefitted, and I’m looking forward to seeing the ideas this time around. This is a great way to have your say about improvements.”

For further information on how to apply for funding or to discuss your idea please contact the Communities Team at


In addition to appointments during office hours, there will also be opportunities for residents to drop in for help and support at the following dates:

  • 19th November  7pm-9pm      Concord Centre, Dumbarton
  • 20th November 7pm-9pm      The Hub Clydebank
  • 22nd November  7pm-9pm      Alexandria CE Centre

The closing date for applications is Friday 7th December 2018.

In addition if you have an idea that does not fit with the community funding criteria, officers can provide advice on alternative streams of funding.