Bill Walker MSP calls for Dunfermline applications to Spirit of the Community Awards

ClydesdaleCommunity groups across Scotland can now apply to a £175,000 awards scheme aimed at making a real difference to local areas. To celebrate their 175th anniversary, Clydesdale Bank has launched the Spirit of the Community Awards, which will make substantial donations to voluntary groups who go the extra mile in the three categories of education, employability and environment.

Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker said: “I would encourage Dunfermline third sector groups to apply for funding. The awards are for groups who can demonstrate their support for the community, including but not limited to promoting access to financial education, protecting and improving the environment, and equipping people for the workplace.”

The top three winners in each category will receive £10,000 funding. In addition, five highly commended initiatives in each category will each receive £5,000 to support their community activity. A further £10,000 will go to one of the top three winners, meaning one organisation will receive £20,000. Read more of this post