Community grants

COUNCIL chiefs have announced the winners and losers in the latest round of community grants.

The second round of grants for 2011 saw nearly £35,000 handed out to a range of community groups and voluntary organisations.

The largest single grant was the £16,500 awarded to help Contact Point continue to deliver services and advice to people with disabilities.

There was also good news for the organisers of the G66+ Live festival - with £4,000 to fund a street art project.

Meanwhile, Campsie Memorial Hall Trust was given £2,000 to upgrade the fire alarm, purchase new stage curtains and sand, and re-seal the main hall.

Other awards included £519 for Campsie Local History Group to develop an information booklet; £500 for the Forth and Clyde Canal Society to organise boat trips for the Kirkintilloch 800 celebrations; £500 for Campsie Civic Trust for environmental improvements.

But there were a number of losers on the list, as the cash-strapped council cut off funding to organisations it has supported for a number of years.

Funding bids from Strathkelvin Talking Newspaper, Campsie Parish Church Holiday Club, St Dominic’s Senior Citizens Club, Torrance Parish Church Friendship Club and Kirkintilloch and District Seniors Forum were unsuccessful