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FINANCIAL support is being made available to council services and partner organisations who need extra funding during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Area Partnerships, which meet at the City Chambers and across Glasgow are helping groups who strive to benefit their local community and those in a vulnerable position.

It comes as Glasgow’s community planning partnership representatives vow to grant applications using delegated authority from the council.

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Applications are now being submitted but will only be successful if the group can demonstrate they fit in with local priorities and the involvement of their local area.

Organisations being encouraged to apply by local councillors include Greater Pollok Services who aim to help employment opportunities and SWAMP Creative Media Centre who promote creative industries.

Those who do apply should be able to meet identified needs of the area they service and demonstrate how they will benefit those living within the partnership’s boundary.

The application should clearly link to one or more of the Area Partnership’s investment priorities. If it doesn't, the application will need to provide evidence that there is "strong case for consideration".

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A document available on the council’s website highlights that the purpose of the Area Budget is to provide funding for projects or services that:

• Are determined locally and benefit a specific area or community

•The council or other agencies are not obliged to provide; and

•Help to address the relevant Area Partnership’s Investment Priorities.

Those who can apply include:

•Community and voluntary organisations that deliver services and activities in Glasgow and have full control over their proposal

•Organisations should be non-profit

•They should have a managing body, management or committee which meet regularly

•And have elected office bearers including a chairperson, secretary and treasurer

•A bank account with at least two unrelated signatories should exist

•There should be no outstanding financial/monitoring issues relating to a current and/or previous Integrated Grant Fund award.

Guidelines for applications are also available on the council’s website. Depending on the application there are two deadlines, Friday, April 3 and Friday, May 15. Decisions will be announced by Thursday, April 30 and Tuesday, June 30 respectively.

For more information visit the council's website via