Two Helensburgh and Lomond groups will receive their share of almost £100,000 thanks to an Argyll and Bute funding scheme.

Cove Sailing Club and Garelochhead’s Project 81 will receive cash from the Vibrant and Living Spaces Grant.

The sailing club will receive £49,998 to fund their club house while Project 81 will be awarded £46,465.65 for their community garden room.

The decision was confirmed during a full council meeting on Thursday, April 25.

Leader of Argyll and Bute Council, Jim Lynch, said: “Working in partnership with our communities is key in ensuring the long-term economic success of the area.

“These projects will provide new and improved facilities that will support communities and help our local economy to thrive. I look forward to seeing them develop.”

A total of £304,642 was given to nine groups across Argyll and Bute as part of the fund.

Argyll and Bute Council received 38 applications from community groups and clubs throughout Argyll and Bute amounting to a total funding request of £1,328,612.31.

The council carried out an open, competitive application process to identify potential recipients, followed by an assessment process in line with guidance issued to applicants.

The Vibrant and Living Spaces Grant is made possible through the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).