Grants help local groups across Hamilton area

Published: Tuesday 5 December 2023

The photo shows the council's headquarters building on Almada Street, Hamilton.

Five community groups in Hamilton have been given a boost with grants from the council's Area Committee.

They will share £1,900 among them after members approved their applications.

The groups receiving the awards were:

  • St Cuthbert’s Bowling Club, Hamilton – £300 for an outing and entrance fees
  • Hamilton Bowling Club Winter Section – £300 for an outing
  • Larkhall Community Growers – £350 for an outing and entrance fees
  • Saffronhall Art Club, Hamilton – £350 for an outing and publicity costs
  • Hamilton and District u3a – £600 for equipment

The purpose of the community grants scheme is to fund activities and projects which offer community benefit, and which bring those communities together to enjoy educational, recreational, leisure and other activities, or to improve the local environment. 

Support can be provided for everything from outings and entrance fees to admin and start-up costs and special events. Applications are invited throughout the year and awards recommended for approval at each meeting of the relevant Area Committee. 

More information on the criteria, activities that attract funding, and the application process are available on the council website.