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Community groups and voluntary organisations are being encouraged to submit their applications as the latest round of Local Partnership funding becomes available.

Up to £10,000 is available for projects which will benefit local communities in Renfrewshire and align with the priorities set by the Local Partnership that has been applied to.

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The deadline for applications is 9 March 2020, with decisions will be made by each Local Partnership at the subsequent meetings held in April and May.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson said: “The Local Partnerships provide a brilliant opportunity for people to make a difference to where they live by discussing and finding solutions to local issues, as well as also providing funding for important local projects.

“Up to £10,000 is available which can make a significant difference to your neighbourhood and I always look forward to seeing the innovative ideas local groups have to make their area better.

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“If you’re part of a community group or local organisation, then please get in touch with the team to see how your closest Local Partnership can support you.”

There are seven Local Partnerships which local organisations can apply to which are: Renfrew, Erskine, Inchinnan, Bishopton and Langbank, The Villages, Johnstone and Linwood, Paisley North, West and Central, Paisley East, and Gleniffer.

Replacing the previous Local Area Committees (LACs), the partnerships aim to be inclusive and give local people more of a role in decision making at a local level.

Each has set out their local priorities and any application for funding must align with these to be considered for approval.

Membership is split evenly between local elected members and community representatives, and they work together to assess each application and allocate funding where it is identified it will make a positive difference to the community.

For more information on grant funding, including a detailed guidance document on how to apply, visit www.renfrewshire.govuk/localpartnershipfunding or contact the Community Planning Team on 0141 618 4168.