COMMUNITY groups in Clydebank are being reminded that there is still funding available amid the coronavirus lockdown.

A total of £24,500 has been handed out to groups in West Dunbartonshire so far.

The Third Sector Resilience Fund is currently live, along with the Scottish Government’s Wellbeing Fund.

West Dunbartonshire Council said the following groups have received funding: Golden Friendships (£5,000), West Dunbartonshire Community Food Share (£10,000), ISARO community initiative (£2,000), West Dunbartonshire Community and Volunteering Services (£5,000), and Food for Thought (£2,500).

Gil Paterson, Clydebank’s MSP, urged groups to make use of the funds.

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He added: “There is a lot of money available to help the community organisations helping to prop up the country during these exceedingly difficult times.

“I truly hope they make good use of the fund to continue the good work they have been doing while the country pauses during the coronavirus lockdown.

“I am incredibly grateful to the groups who are going beyond the call of duty.

“The efforts made by community groups will be remembered and celebrated after this crisis is behind us.”