Mechanics secure floor funding

ANGUS Council has awarded £19,743 to local voluntary organisations in the latest round of allocations from the council’s community grant scheme and a further £4,499 from the event fund.

The council’s infrastructure services convener Mairi Evans said: “Community grants have been awarded to organisations in every council ward.

“This is the first year of the event fund which offers not for profit organisations funding to support them to organise events which bring positive spin-offs for Angus.

“While many groups have been successful many more could apply and enjoy the same benefit, and the same goes for the event fund, which offers support with those event costs which carry a direct charge from the council.”

The following community grant scheme awards were made in this round of allocations:-

Angus Pony Club got £1,000 for equipment and hire of training facilities.

Carnoustie and District Youth Brass Band received £1,000 towards the cost of attending the school proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Brechin Mechanics Institute was awarded £5,000 to allow for refurbishment to the floors of the Willam Low Hall and the main hall.

The 1st Dunnichen Scouts got £4,997 to upgrade toilet facilities at Letham Scout Hall.

Arbroath Friends of Guiding was awarded £3,500 to replace windows at Ogilvy Place guide centre.

Age Concern Kirriemuir received £1,068 for kitchen equipment

Carnoustie Claymores swimming Club got £3,177 for underwater video analysis equipment.

The following event fund awards were made in this round of allocations:

City of Brechin and Area Partnership Group got a grant of £1,999 to cover traffic management/licence/insurance costs.

Edzell Village Improvement Society received £500 for traffic order advertising.

More information about the council’s community grant scheme is available at or by calling the council’s external funding team on 01307 473222.