I want to encourage community projects in Inverclyde to enter the Clydesdale Bank Spirit of the Community Awards 2016 programme. The awards are now in their fourth year and could see community projects share a funding boost of £75,000. Five projects will be selected in each of the three categories and all 15 winners will be awarded £5,000 each.
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.
I would encourage any organisation that is eligible to apply for the Community Awards Funding. I am happy to see awards that recognise the vital contribution that voluntary and charitable projects make to our communities in Inverclyde.
These awards could really make a huge difference to projects in Inverclyde. The extra money will allow organisations to up skill people for the workplace, promote a healthy relationship with money and protect the environment.
For further information about the Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank Foundation’s Spirit of the Community Awards or to enter, people can visit 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.