Inverclyde Now Logo NEARLY 50 Groups Share In Council’s Grants Giveaway

7 March, 2017 | Community Noticeboard

INVERCLYDE’S Junior football teams are among groups receiving grants from Invercyde Council following decisions by councillors.

Greenock Juniors and Port Glasgow Juniors have each been awarded around £5,000 towards venue hire in the latest round of funding boosts from the authority.

Nearly 50 organisations are benefiting under the Grants To Voluntary Organisations scheme with amounts ranging from £12,000 given to REACH For Autism for its rent costs to £131.96 which St Mary’s Episcopal Church, Port Glasgow asked for to buy two soup kettles.

Full List Of Recipients

Arts Groups

Greenock Art Club — £1,000 towards rent, equipment, youth awards and moving back to its original premises

Greenock Light Opera Club — £1,000 towards theatre hire for musical productions

Inverclyde Pipes and Drums — £500 towards sporrans and equipment

Inverclyde Youth Theatre — £2,000 towards theatre hire for musical productions

Riverside Youth Band — £1,000 towards buying a formal uniform

Stedfast Silver Band — £500 towards tutoring and conducting costs

Bowling Clubs

Grosvenor — £2,000 towards running costs

Lady Alice Junior Section — £1,000 towards coaching scheme costs

Port Glasgow — £2,000 towards running costs

Rankin Park — £1,500 towards running costs

Wellington Park — £1,500 towards running costs

Care Groups

Children in Poverty Inverclyde — £1,000 towards Santa’s grotto and pantomime outing

GRASP (Greenock Recovery Alcohol Support Project) — £1,000 towards running costs

Home Start Renfrewshire and Inverclyde — £1,000 for administration and training

Inverclyde Out of School Care Network — £500 towards administration costs

REACH for Autism — £12,000 for rent

Community Groups

Auchmountain Glen Project — £1,000 for hall hire

Broomhill Tenants and Residents Association — £1,500 towards a summer outing and Christmas dinner for isolated/lonely residents

Cowdenknowes Residents Association — £350 towards administration costs, hall hire and Christmas social evening

Kilmacolm and Port Glasgow Agricultural Society — £1,750 towards repairing two curtain-sided trailers that provide storage for show equipment

Kilmacolm Horticultural Society — £500 to create a walkway and sensory garden at Old Kirk Manse woods 

Slaemuir Tenants and Residents Association — £1,500 towards trips to Ayr and Blair Drummond

The Church of St Mary The Virgin Port Glasgow — £131.96 for two soup kettles to assist the Clydemen Lunch Club

Woodhall Community Association — £3,000 towards a trip to Blair Drummond Safari Park, pantomime, training and admin costs

Regional Groups

Arthritis Care Greenock and District — £1,000 towards entertainment, group outing, hire of hall and equipment for activities 

Deafblind Scotland — £712 for funding towards newsletters/information requests, social interaction events and information for parents/carers

North Ayrshire Beekeepers Association (Inverclyde Pollinator Corridor Project) — £1,000 towards building a drystone cairn for a community biodiversity and wildflower garden

Parkinson’s Inverclyde Support Group — £831.25 for running costs

Groups for Older People

Port Glasgow Old Men’s Club — £500 towards travel to museums and events outwith Port Glasgow 

Women’s Initiative for Socialising, Health, Education and Skills (WISHES) — £1,000 towards tutors, hall rent and IT/admin costs 

Pre-School Groups

Inverclyde Happy Tots — £1,000 towards running costs and baby sensory classes

Kilmacolm Playgroup and Toddlers — £500 towards rental

Sports Groups

Greenock Juniors Football Club — £4,800 towards training venue costs

Inverclyde Cricket Club — £1,000 towards Growing Cricket in Inverclyde coaching sessions

Newark Angling Club — £500 to subsidise membership for juniors and those with limited resources

Paisley District Schools Football Association — £500 towards running costs

Port Glasgow Boat Club — £1,000 towards replacing perimeter security fence

Port Glasgow Juniors FC — £5,000 towards training and match venue costs

Port Victoria Boxing Club — £3,000 towards upgrade of ladies’ changing room, showers, kitchen and new boiler

St Andrew’s BC Under-21s — £500 towards running costs

Summer Playschemes

Auchmountain Community Resource Centre — £5,000 for four-week playscheme

Gibshill Community Centre — £5,000 for summer programme of activities for children and young people

Uniformed Groups

49F Greenock Squadron Air Training Corps — £500 towards presentation and dinner event

Greenock and District Scouts Explorer Belt — £1,000 towards campsite and equipment costs

Kilmacolm Local Area Guides — £1,000 towards Guide hut costs

The Girls’ Brigade in Scotland — £2,000 for equipment and resources

Voluntary Groups

Inverclyde Heartstart — £450 towards branded clothing and projector

Lyle Gateway — £860 for tables and chairs 

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