Your Community Fund

The Festival 2018 Your Community Fund is for community groups to put on cultural events and arts activities within their area as part of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships

People in the communities will vote to choose which projects are funded.  Voting will be available in March 2018 via this page and at decision days across East Dunbartonshire, after all the projects are submitted.

Applicant guidance and criteria

Proposals Must:

  • Be from a community group based in East Dunbartonshire
  • Be for new arts or cultural activity which connects with Festival 2018 values
  • Take place in East Dunbartonshire
  • Include activity at some point during the period 30th June – 12th August 2018
  • Be for cultural or arts activity which is legal and does not promote hatred, division or violence
  • Be inclusive

We cannot accept direct applications from schools, commercial businesses or local authority services.

How Much?

Proposals can be for any amount from £100 up to a maximum of £1000.


The project can begin development any time from March 2018, but must include some arts or cultural activity during the period 30th June to 12th August 2018.

Who Can Apply?

Any community group based in East Dunbartonshire. A community group can be a formal, constituted organisation, or may simply be a group of people who have an idea for a cultural or artistic project. We consider a group to be 2 or more people.

Non-constituted groups are advised to ask a constituted community organisation to back their application for this fund.

There is no age limit for applicants, but under 18s must be linked to a constituted community organisation.

Information you will need to complete your application:

  • Your idea
  • Who will be involved
  • Who will benefit from it
  • Where this will happen
  • When this will happen
  • How much this will cost

You can complete the application by selecting the button below.

Guidance on completing the form is available here

The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 23 March 2018.

We are unable to accept late applications. If you are submitting a paper form, please send to:

Or post to: Your Community Fund, East Dunbartonshire Council, Southbank House, Southbank Business Park, Kirkintilloch, G66 1XJ.

We are unable to accept late applications.

The team may contact you to ask for further information about your application if required.

Contact: or call 0300 123 4510 for more information