Strathaven and Glassford Community Council

Welcome to the website for Strathaven and Glassford Community Council.

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The latest update on Strathaven Castle has been published on our news page and as a blog. You can read it at Strathaven Castle Update.

Strathaven and Glassford Community Council manages local funds including the Micro Grant Scheme and is also part of the Kype Muir Partnership which manages the Kype Muir Community Fund. Other funds available locally are the Renewable Energy Fund and the Spirit of Lanarkshire Fund managed by SOLWEC. There is also the Auchrobert Fund. Three members of the Community Council recorded an edition of Business Blethers on Avondale Radio dedicated to a discussion on local funding and how to apply. Here’s a link to the show:

The minutes of the March 2023 meeting have now been published on our website at

The next meeting of the Strathaven and Glassford Community Council will be on May 30th 2023 at 7pm in Avondale Community Wing. The agenda is available below.

Funding News

Kype Muir Community Fund

Strathaven and Glassford Community Council has funding packages that remain open for applications.

The Kype Muir Community Fund has been operational throughout and we still welcome applications. (See below for details). In addition to providing funding for local groups, the Kype Muir Fund has donated £3500 to help support the ‘Working together for Avondale’ Community Support group that has been coordinating support from a variety of local groups and organisations throughout the health emergency, has helped launch Avondale Radio through providing funding and is supporting the 2022 Strathaven Balloon Festival with a grant.

With the Kype Muir Windfarm now operational and the Kype Muir Community Fund live since June 26th 2019, we welcome applications for eligible projects.  We would suggest that in advance of an application you discuss the project with a member of the Community council.  Applications will be reviewed against the Community Consultation Summary Document and Action Plan.  Click here to download a copy.   The process starts with completion of an ‘Expression of Interest Form’.  This can be downloaded  by clicking this link: Kype-Muir-Expression-of-Interest-Form. To access the application on the County Durham Community Fund website follow this link.

Community Micro Grants

The Micro Grant scheme was a huge success in 2022/23 with many local groups benefitting from funding to support local projects.

The Community Council Micro Grant Scheme for 2023/24 is now open following receipt of funds from South Lanarkshire Council with applications welcomed from groups or individuals, who can apply for up to £500 to support eligible projects or activities.  Click here to download the application form, or here for the Micro Grant Guidelines.

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