Common Good Fund launched


18th September 2020

Applications are now open for this year’s Common Good Fund.

The Common Good Fund for 20/21 is to be used to support organisations who deliver services for the common good of the City, and this year there will be a particular focus on those who have been impacted by Coronavirus (Covid-19).

This may include additional costs of introducing services which are re-starting in line with guidance from the Scottish Government.

£87,000 has been made available through the Dundee Partnership for this funding, with awards generally in the range of £5,000 to £25,000.

Last year, the Common Good Fund contributed to over 25 causes in the city including Dundee Women’s Festival, Deaf Links and the Dundee City Pipe Band and Youth Music.

Dundee Lord Provost, Ian Borthwick said: “I am delighted to announce that this year’s Common Good Fund is open to applications.

“This year has been one of significant challenges for many and it is with this in mind that the Common Good Fund is being prioritised for organisations who deliver services for the good of the city and who have been impacted by covid-19.

“I would urge any interested organisations to get in touch and apply for this funding.”

Bodies applying for an Award must be free of any political bias and must not use the Award to fund activities involving Political Campaigning.

Whilst supporting blood donations, and the Festival of Remembrance, the fund will otherwise not meet expenditure of a recurring nature and so applications should be on-off in nature and repeat applications will not be considered.

For more information and to download an application form please visit 

Dundee City Council

Dundee draws skilled workers from a 60-minute catchment population of 640,000 and has a local population of over 140,000. The availability of a large pool of highly skilled labour is a key feature in the Dundee economy. Flexibility in the labour force is currently more prevalent in Dundee than in Scotland as a whole. All forms of labour market flexibility - part-time, temporary employment, self-employment and shift work - are widely operational within the city. Labour force stability in the city is excellent, enabling companies to plan with confidence. Labour turnover levels are less than 5% and absenteeism averages 2%.

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