Making The News

At Clydesider Creative HQ we are celebrating not one, not two but three funding boosts. The extra cash will allow us to bring Creative Taster Cafes and Citizen Journalism training to West Dunbartonshire and get more people involved with the Clydesider community magazine. When we started setting up Clydesider a couple of years ago I …

Alcohol Charity Celebrates Funding Success

A local charity which supports people with alcohol problems is celebrating a five-year funding award from the Big Lottery Fund. Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol (DACA) will use the £389,172 to set up the Steps to Recovery project. This builds on DACA’s previous partnership with the Big Lottery Fund, which concluded successfully in December. Mags …

Apply Now for Community Funding

Community groups in West Dunbartonshire can apply for up to £5,000 of funding in the third phase of Community Budgeting. The Council would like to hear from groups keen to develop community projects that will improve the lives of residents. Help is available to complete the application forms and residents will again vote for their …

Your Community Has Voted

In community halls and centres across West Dunbartonshire young, old and every age in between turned out to cast their votes. But instead of crosses on ballot papers to elect politicians, there were tiddlywinks in tubs to vote for projects and ideas which would improve local communities. In packed halls bids were heard for gardening …

Your Community Needs Your Vote!

Don’t worry, this is NOT a political party broadcast – this is a plea for votes for some fantastic ideas and projects that will make a real difference in communities across West Dunbartonshire. The ‘Your Community’ Fund is back with a bang and each community council area has a £25,000 pot of money to spend …

New Fund for Community Groups

Photo by Robert Wilson Local community groups and voluntary organisations in West Dunbartonshire can apply for a share of £425,000 to spend on projects in their community council area. The Your Community fund is a new initiative from Community Planning West Dunbartonshire which aims to bring services and groups together to improve local neighbourhoods. And …