Community projects across Scotland are invited to enter an awards programme which could see them share a funding boost of £75,000 to make a real difference in their local area – and Stuart McMillan MSP has urged Inverclyde community groups to apply.
Now in their fourth year, the Clydesdale Bank Spirit of the Community Awards 2016 is open for applications.
Clydesdale Bank will make donations to recognise and support community projects which are going the extra mile. Registered charities and not for profit organisations are invited to enter their projects into the awards scheme under one of three categories: projects which help people to have a healthy relationship with money, projects which help people to improve their local environment and projects which help people into employment.
Five projects will be selected in each of the three categories and all 15 winners will be awarded £5,000 each.
Commenting, Stuart McMillan MSP said:
“Organisations in Inverclyde and across the West of Scotland have the opportunity to benefit from this programme.
“The awards are open to a range of initiatives across the third sector which can demonstrate support for the local community. This could include projects helping to upskill people for the workplace, ventures promoting healthy relationships with money, or schemes aiming to protect the environment.
“I would encourage all prospective community organisations in Inverclyde to apply to this initiative.”
For further information about the Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank Foundation’s Spirit of the Community Awards or to enter, people can visit http://www.cbonline.co.uk/foundation or go into their local Clydesdale Bank branch to receive an application form.
The closing date for applications is Friday 8 April 2016 and the winners will be announced in summer 2016.