Common Good Funds
Angus Council holds Common Good funds which are generally made up of property gifted to the former burghs by Royal Charter. Common Good properties and facilities generate income for the Common Good and Angus Council have a policy in place which sets out how that income can be used. Any income is first used to maintain Common Good properties but if there is sufficient income available it can be used to benefit people living in the former burghs of Arbroath, Brechin, Forfar, Kirriemuir and Montrose. There is however extremely limited monies available in Kirriemuir.
There is no deadline for applications or limit on funding. It depends on the available income in each burgh. A project should show that it will do at least one of the following:
- Promote opportunities for people to work, learn, and take parts in the arts, sport or culture
- Tackle problems such as poverty, ill-health or drug misuse and problems that prevent people from working, learning or taking part in their community
- Encourage children and young people to play a role in their community and offer a good start in life to help them become responsible adults
- Strengthen the community by encouraging local people to take responsibility for their community and care for the disadvantaged
Your project could combine a range of different activities but must show direct community wide benefit.
If you would like to discuss your project before you apply, please contact the External Funding Manager on 01307 473222 or e-mail email@example.com. Further details about Common Good funds and how your application is assessed can be found in the Guidance Notes.