Grants help local groups in East Kilbride

Published: Wednesday 1 February 2023

This image shows a still from the EK@75 film of a roundabout in the town

Five local organisations are to share more than £1,700 following the latest East Kilbride Area Committee grant awards.

And 11 other groups received more than £10,000 in the East Kilbride area in response to the Warm Welcome Initiative.

Under the community grants scheme:

  • East Kilbride and District Indoor Bowling Club received £300 for an outing
  • XRR Mountaineering Club, East Kilbride received £300 for an outing
  • Claremont Rambling Club received £480 for an outing, administration and publicity costs
  • Sandford WRI, Strathaven received £350 for an outing and entrance fees
  • Friends of Stonehouse Park, Stonehouse received £300 for equipment, administration and publicity costs

The following groups all received £1,000 under the Warm Welcome Initiative:

  • East Kilbride West Kirk
  • St Andrew’s Methodist Church, East Kilbride
  • Trust Jack Foundation, Stonehouse
  • The Village Centre, East Kilbride
  • Calderwood Baptist Church, East Kilbride
  • Avendale Old Parish Church, Strathaven
  • Healthy and Active in East Kilbride
  • Strathaven Ruby Club
  • Stonehouse Business Association
  • East Kilbride Moncrieff Parish Church

Coffee, Chat and Company, East Kilbride received £500 under the Warm Welcome Initiative.

The purpose of the community grants scheme is to fund activities and projects which offer community benefit, and which bring those communities together to enjoy educational, recreational, leisure and other activities, or to improve the local environment. 

Support can be provided for everything from outings and entrance fees to admin and start-up costs and special events. Applications are invited throughout the year and awards recommended for approval at each meeting of the relevant Area Committee. 

More information on the criteria, activities that attract funding, and the application process are available on the council website.