Linking Communities - You Decide Funding Application

Closes 8 Feb 2019

Better Auchenback, Better Barrhead - You Decide

Better Auchenback Better Barrhead – You Decide

How would you change your community?

Do you need up to £2000 to support your project?

Register your idea – apply today


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Better Auchenback Better Barrhead – You Decide

East Renfrewshire Council, as part of their locality planning processes, have allocated £50,000 to the areas of Auchenback and Barrhead. The Better Auchenback Better Barrhead initiative lets the community decide for themselves which projects are needed and should be funded in their area.


What can you apply for?

We need your ideas for new or existing projects that will address one or more of the six key community and will target people living in Auchenback and/or Barrhead.


The Priorities:                         


  • Community Safety / Feeling Safe
  • Employability / Financial Inclusion
  • Community Activity / Health & Wellbeing
  • Older people
  • Young People
  • Environment


The priority geographical areas are:


  • Auchenback
  • Barrhead

Who can apply?

Any local community, voluntary or non-profit organisation can apply to this fund – even informal groups. You don’t have to come from a local organisation to apply but all activities will have to happen in the areas of Auchenback and/or Barrhead. Grants will be available up to £2000 with no minimum


How do you apply?

To apply for the funding you must return this form before 5pm on Friday 1 February 2019.

The form may be submitted online or by post. If your project fits with any of the key priorities, the community will have the chance to vote on it. The decision on projects that have been successful will be announced at a Market Place and voting event on Saturday 16 March 2019


If you would like more information about the fund and how to complete the application process then you can attend a drop-in for support with your application on Tuesday 15 January in the Barrhead Foundry, Main Street, Barrhead from 3pm – 8pm

Main Contact

Second Contact

Please provide details of the project that you are seeking funding for:

Please tell us what priorities you will address with your project(Please tick at least one)

Number of people that will benefit from your project

Project evaluation

Cost Breakdown

Total applied for

Support needs

The event will take place in an accessible venue and there will be volunteers available to help people. It would be helpful if you could let us know of any additional support needs that you may require on the day

Additional information

Come along to the support session on 15 January at the Barrhead Foundry from 3pm - 8pm


request your hard copy from and return to Better Auchenback/Barrhead, 58 Aursbridge Crescent, Barrhead, G78 2TJ

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Key Dates

Closing dates for applications - 1 February 2019  - 5pm

Application support session - 15 January 2019 - 3pm – 8pm

Market Place support session - 5 March 2019 - 3pm-8pm

Community voting event - 16 March 2019 - 10am – 2pm

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Your personal data is processed under the lawful basis of legal obligation and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. The personal information you give to us through any of our forms relating to Participatory Budgeting funds and any other personal information we hold about you in this context will be processed by Linking Communities in order to award, administer and review funds.

Your information may also be shared with other agencies including but not limited to East Renfrewshire Council for the purposes of reporting on the allocation of funds.

Linking Communities will hold your information for a maximum of 5 years after this information has last been collected or verified. Your information will be destroyed under confidential conditions after this period.

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