Argyll armed forces fund open

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A council fund set up to ‘bring the armed forces and civilian communities together’ is open for applications until Sunday September 30.

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust Local Grants and Digital Development programme makes grants of up to £20,000 to local projects.

Councillor Barbara Morgan, Argyll and Bute Council’s Armed Forces Champion, said: ‘This is a fantastic fund that has, in the past, supported an interesting variety of projects across Argyll and Bute. What they have in common is the benefits they bring to serving armed forces personnel and their families, local communities and veterans.

An Argyll and Bute spokesperson said: ‘There are a number of strands within the programme that projects can apply to. Community integration projects should create strong local links between the Armed Forces and civilian communities.

‘Local projects offering financial advice, housing, mental and physical health, employability or social support for serving armed forces personnel, veterans and their families can apply to the Delivery of Local Services fund.

‘The Digital Development programme offers training and bespoke support for organisations successful in applying for a local grant to gain help in understanding social media, learning how to produce creative content and good practice in managing governance in the digital age.’