A new fund has been launched in Dundee to offer financial support to community projects.
ARISE Dundee the Alliance to Reward Initiatives and Social Enterprise is aimed at helping projects that benefit the local community and groups and individuals that live and operate in the DD1-DD5 postcode areas.
The initiative is backed by Land Securities, the commercial property company which owns Overgate shopping centre. It is open to applications for up to £1,000 from an overall pot of £10,000.
David Carson, centre manager at Overgate, will take on the role of chair of the ARISE committee.
He said: “ARISE Dundee is aiming to help community groups and organisations and we hope the funding will go some way towards improving the quality of life for people living in the area. In many instances projects are not looking for large amounts of money, but the level of help that we are able to provide can make a big difference.”
ARISE Dundee has received support from a number of pillars of the Dundee community, who have given their time on a voluntary basis to sit on the independent committee and consider all requests for funding.
Members include Gregor Hamilton, head of planning at Dundee City Council, Donald McPherson, company secretary at Alliance Trust, Jane Davidson, head of marketing at Thorntons Law Firm, and Richard Neville, editor of The Courier.
David added: “I am very grateful to the committee members for giving up their time to be involved with ARISE Dundee. It’s a really exciting project and we are all looking forward to helping improve and enhance the work of community groups and organisations in the local area.”
To request an application form contact Beattie Communications on 0844 842 5490 or email email@example.com.
The deadline for the first round of funding is Monday October 21.