Community groups given chance to bid for funding

GSK has unveiled a new fund for community groups in Angus
GSK has unveiled a new fund for community groups in Angus

Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will be giving away £10,000 in a new awards scheme to Angus charities and groups that are committed to improving people’s lives.

The company has announced that applications for the first annual Angus Community Awards are now open to registered non-profit charities and community groups.

GSK has committed £10,000 for the awards, which will be made to successful applicants from organisations dedicated to improving the Angus community.

Commenting on the awards, site engineering director Chris Barbour said: “As a healthcare company and significant employer in the area, we want to use these awards to recognise other organisations who are committed to improving our local community and the lives of people who live in Angus. We have always supported local causes on an individual basis, but this is the first time we have organised it into a major event. We hope that by doing it this way we will be able to reach many more groups than we have in the past. I am delighted that we are able to offer £10,000 to support our local community and we welcome applicants from organisations across Angus.”

If you are a non-profit making charity or community group wishing to apply for an award ranging between £100 and £1000, please email to receive an application form. The closing date for applications is, September 30.