Applications for this round of funding are now closed but why not come along and support the community projects in your area, details and a location map are below

Money For Moray

Around 20 groups from across Moray will take part in a public voting event on Saturday 25th March, to compete for their share of a £40,000 grant from the Scottish Government’s Community Choices Fund.

58 groups applied to the scheme, which closed to applicants on 10th February, for projects totalling over £117,000. Applicants that met the criteria will take turns to make a two minute presentation at the Grant Hall in Rothes on the 25th, with those attending at the open event voting for which projects should receive a share. Successful groups on the day will receive their cheques from Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government and Housing. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Social isolation occurs when an individual experiences a lack or absence of contact such as with family or friends, community involvement or access to services. Applicants were invited to submit ideas for sustainable projects that offered new or additional activities to tackle social isolation.

Alastair Kennedy of the Money for Moray group said “This event will help those applicants who are successful to take their ideas for alleviating social isolation a step forward. This is done in the knowledge that their success is due to the majority of attendees voting for their individual application - which is real democracy at work.”