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Sonstrust Community Grants

March 3, 2011

The first three grants awarded through the Community Bursary Fund established by the Sonstrust will be presented with the at Dumbarton’s match against SFL Division Two leaders Livingston at the Strathclyde Homes Stadium on Saturday 5 March 2011.

The winning bidders are the Haldane Youth Initiative, which works in a challenging area of West Dunbartonshire; Dumbarton United, a community based youth football team, and the Dumbarton Harp Netball Club.

The three winning groups will each get £250 and for next season  the Trust plans to grow the grant as part of the long-term commitment to local community involvement.

“These grants are small, but a little money and encouragement can go a long way in a tough economic climate,” says Dumbarton FC commercial manager Alan Findlay, who represents the Sonstrust on the Club’s board of directors.

“The emphasis on youth is especially important to us,” adds Sonstrust chair Brian Payne (pictured above with David Powell at the launch of the bursary initiative).

“Dumbarton FC and the Trust are actively developing young talent through their own Youth Development Initiative – and we want to match that by giving something back to the community.”

3 Comments leave one →
  1. sonsteam permalink*
    March 8, 2011 8:26 am

    All three bursary recipients had a great day out at SHS when Sons faced Livingston on 5th March – congratulations to Dumbarton Utd, Haldane Youth Services and Dumbarton Harp Netball Club.

    Worthy ‘winners’ too.

  2. March 30, 2011 9:56 am

    Hello there! I was looking for some more information on the Community Grant. I sent an email to on the 13th I think – have you received anything?

    Really impressed with the work the Trust are doing at Dumbarton.

  3. sonsteam permalink*
    March 30, 2011 6:29 pm

    Hi Alastair

    Thanks for your posting. I’ve been having a wee bit of trouble with the domain with respect to e-mails recently, so your note has been missed.

    But, not to worry, I’ve taken your address from the comment details and I’ll drop you a wee missive on the subject.

    Oh, and thanks for the kind words about our trust at DFC. It really is a labour of love!!


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