TWO local projects are celebrating after being named joint winners of funding at the recent Clydebank Community Soup event.

Awestruck and Street Connect each took away £56.50 after receiving the most votes at the event in the Salvation Army Hall on Tuesday, September 3.

Awestruck, a creative arts group, plan to put the money towards starting a music programme for low income families.

Meanwhile addiction charity Street Connect will use the money they won to help with running costs.

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Participants who attend the event pay what they can at the door and are given a three-minute slot each to pitch for funding and tell the audience what they would do with the money.

Following a short break - for soup and bread - attendees vote for the community group they feel is most worthy, who take the money away.

Other projects represented on the night included Linnvale and Drumry Community Council, Golden Friendships, Aspire 2, Swap Shop and West Dunbartonshire Epilepsy Support.

The event was organised by West Dunbartonshire Council’s Communities Team, and hosted by the Salvation Army.