MORE than 20 key groups which missed out on vital money under the controversial Communities Fund are now set to receive a grant – including Citizens Advice Bureaux.

Recommendations have been revealed for a £4m transitional fund, launched by Glasgow City Council after concerns were raised over the new grants scheme.

The £4m will be shared between 23 of the 88 groups which previously received cash from the old Integrated Grant Fund (IGF) but did not get Communities Fund allocations.

It has been targeted at the advice sector, violence against women organisations and communities of interest and equalities groups.

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Glasgow councillors will be asked to approve the proposals at a meeting on Thursday.

The organisations recommended include five Citizens Advice services, Glasgow Women’s Aid, Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis, Buddies Clubs and Services and TASK Childcare Services.

Like successful applicants under the Communities Fund, they will receive part of the amount requested in their applications.

The Communities Fund, which was developed to open funding up to more third sector groups, saw more than £47m awarded to 261 organisations. That includes 156 which received IGF money and 105 new applicants.

However, hundreds of projects were knocked back due to an influx of applications.

In a report to councillors, City Treasurer Ricky Bell said: “The introduction of the Communities Fund and the end of the Integrated Grant Fund has highlighted funding issues where there is a need to provide transitional funding to ensure that key services within the city can continue to be delivered while developing plans for the future.”

The transitional fund will run for the same period as the Communities Fund, finishing in March 2023.

Council officers revisited unsuccessful applications, identified which fell “under the areas of focus” and ranked them using the Communities Fund assessment.

The council wanted to prioritise groups “supporting many of those most severely impacted by the pandemic and the resulting lockdown”.

The Communities Fund process will be reviewed ahead of the next funding round in 2023.

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“Dialogue has been undertaken about the role that national organisations can play in shaping, co-funding and supporting key organisations that deliver some of the essential services our communities need in the city,” Mr Bell stated.

His report added work headed by the Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector has began to “reset the relationship between the council and the third sector”.

A future report will outline additional funding to “support some of the city’s key arts organisations”.

The full list of organisations to receive transitional funding is: Glasgow (Central) Citizens Advice Bureau, Castlemilk Law and Money Advice Centre, Easterhouse Citizens Advice Bureau, TASK Childcare Services, Drumchapel Money Advice Centre, Parkhead Citizens Advice Bureau, Bridgeton Citizens Advice Bureau, Buddies Clubs and Services, ASRA, Castlemilk Citizens Advice Bureau, Yoker Resource Centre, The DASH Club, Nan McKay Community Hall, Riverside Hall, Move On, Chinese Community Development Partnership, Scotcash CIC, Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis, Birgidale Complex SCIO, Cranhill Arts Project, East Pollokshields Mobile Creche, Glasgow Women’s Aid, and Clydeside Action on Asbestos.