Vote now for the community projects you want in West Dunbartonshire 

By Lizzie Healey

West Dunbartonshire Council are asking the public to participate in the Community Budgeting process, which takes place at Clydebank Town Hall on Saturday.

“Community Budgeting is one way in which WDC are empowering local communities to make lasting improvements in their area by allocating funding for community groups and projects,” a Council spokesperson said.

On this website Democrat readers  will see a short description of all community project applications that met the essential funding criteria.

By registering your votes in favour of your top 10 community projects you will help to determine which projects will receive funding in this current round.

The Council spokesperson added: “The number and quality of applications has been very high and it is a competitive process. Unfortunately, not all groups will be successful.

“The decision lies with local citizens who vote, either on-line or in person at the Community Budgeting event being held at Clydebank Town Hall on Saturday 23rd February between 11am – 2pm.

“Please note that at the event you will be able to speak to representatives from each community group / project which could help you to decide on who to vote for.

“We would encourage as many people as possible to take advantage of the event on the 23rd February and to learn more about the projects and groups active in your community.

“Every 4 on-line votes will be the equivalent of one vote cast in person. The decision to add a weighting to the on-line votes has been a difficult one to make.

“However, it has been made in response to concerns raised by citizens during previous phases of Community Budgeting and to encourage as many people as possible to attend the event.”

Here are just a few of the many projects for which you can vote:

Renton Craigandro £5,000

To complete a programme of works to improve the drainage of the main 11 a side park and also the main 7 a side park. This would include works to limit the effects of the burn which runs beneath both of these parks.

Old Kilpatrick Senior Citizens Tuesday Club £4,979

To continue to give our members something to look forward to and tackle social isolation. This would include having regular entertainment at the club, funding outings and providing food on special days such as St. Andrews Day, Easter, Christmas etc.

1777 Dumbarton Blackburn Squadron £4,458

To update and replace items of the Radio Club’s outdated equipment in order to enhance the club’s ability to provide a unique service and a challenging opportunity for members.

The Phoenix / Rock Community Church £5,000

To complete Phase 2 of the refurbishment of the Phoenix Centre. This will include installing a PA system with a projector in the main hall. The PA system will be used for community events (concerts, quiz nights, discos etc.), fitness classes and to

Dumbarton Youth Football League £4,896

To provide at no cost, council run facilities for the 2 youngest age groups thus removing the financial barriers associated with playing football. If successful, this will be the first time that a youth football hub has been provided free of charge for community participation in Scotland.

All the rest are here:


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