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East Kilbride 75

As we look ahead to 2022 one of the events on the horizon is the 75th anniversary of East Kilbride as a new town.

Although a village has existed in the area for hundreds of years, it was officially given new town status on 6 May 1947 as part of Scotland’s regeneration effort after World War II.

Created in large part to provide living space away from cramped conditions in parts of Glasgow, East Kilbride was the nation’s first new town and the most successful one to emerge from the programme, in terms of both population and economic growth.

We are preparing to mark the anniversary and have consulted with communities on how they think the landmark should be celebrated.

Who can apply?

The East Kilbride 75th Anniversary Grant is open to all constituted groups who would like to host a celebration event for the milestone. The feedback from our recent survey indicated that people would like to see community led and centred events, and we would strongly encourage applications which will deliver these. Some of the suggestions which were made include street parties, walking tours, time capsules, arts projects such as producing posters and banners, and events which recognise the history of the area.

Who can’t apply?

Groups looking to fund projects that have already occurred. Retrospective funding will not be considered.

Individual applicants will not be considered.

How to apply?

Before applying read over the conditions of grant, you will be asked to accept these conditions during the application process.

Grant applications will be considered by an internal panel and the outcome of the process will be communicated to you within 5 working days of the panel meeting.

If you require any further details on this fund please email communities@southlanarkshire.gov.uk or call 0303 123 1017.

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