Montrose Seagreen Funding
So far, around £18,000 has been made available to local groups in Montrose. This funding comes through the Seagreen micro grants, which are part of the wider £1.8m Seagreen Community Benefit Fund. In Montrose, these awards are made via the community council and have included money to improve facilities at the well-used Borrowfield Community Centre; a project to support young people with monitoring and managing their own emotions and mental health; and supporting the Montrose LandXSea Film Festival which ran between 15 - 17 September to bring an international film festival to Montrose focused on the environment and the climate crisis.
The festival had compelling discussions, engaged audiences, and notable media coverage and we were delighted to see Nicole Pearson from the Seagreen Environmental team sitting in on one of the panels engaging in discussion with the audience following the Scottish Premier of INTO THE ICE.
Further rounds of micro grant funding will be run via the Montrose Community Council over the next few years.
A further £250k fund for one or two larger Seagreen legacy projects will be made available in the coming months in Montrose, with a public launch event in Montrose Playhouse and an invitation for groups to submit notes of interest in the funding. Shortlisted projects will then be invited to submit applications and a public consultation will determine which projects are funded in Montrose.
We are looking to make awards for this in 2024. For all Seagreen funds, keep an eye on the community council Facebook page (Montrose Community Council | Facebook) for further information and relevant application materials.