Citizens’ can chip in on community cash spending

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KINTYRE residents are invited to have their say on how an Argyll and Bute council fund is spent.

The council’s Supporting Communities Fund is split equally between four committee areas: Oban, Lorn and the Isles, Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands, Helensburgh and Lomond, and Bute and Cowal.

The previous year’s fund totalled £112,000.

This year a pilot project will see communities within these areas decide which causes clinch cash.

Policy lead for communities Councillor Robin Currie said: ‘This is about empowering communities to do what they think is best for their areas.’

Projects and causes will be eligible to receive funding of up to £2,500.

The Council has been given Scottish government funding to support this project.