GM Duncan bequest funding available

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Campbeltown residents are being invited to apply for a £25 voucher for individuals and a £50 voucher for families – households of more than one person – from the town’s GM Duncan bequest.

When Major George Melville Duncan died in 1958, he bequeathed money to the then Campbeltown Town Council for the ‘benefit of the poor of the burgh in the form of gifts, of fuel, clothing and foodstuffs during the winter months’. Andrew Greenlees set up a trust on his death which provided for the poor of Campbeltown.

The application approval process comprises a number of filters to ensure that the use of the funds meets the terms of the bequest. The first of these filters is that only one application per household can be considered and applications will generally not be considered where the income of the household is above £190 per person resident in the household, per week.

Only residents of the Royal Burgh of Campbeltown are eligible to apply. Successful applicants will be issued with a voucher that can be used at selected retailers in Campbeltown.

The trustees will evaluate each application and determine awards in relation to each approved form.

Application forms are available in PDF and Word format on the council website at

These can be saved and completed electronically or printed off. Paper copies of the application form can also be obtained from Iona Campbell, senior committee assistant, by emailing or calling 01436 658 801.

All application forms should be completed and returned by email to or by post to Iona Campbell, Legal and Regulatory Support, Argyll and Bute Council, Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre, Helensburgh, G84 7PG.

Applications must be submitted no later than Friday November 6 2020.