Bute Advice Centre

The Centre was established for the purpose of benefiting the community in Bute. They have evolved from this start and now they deliver Housing Advice,Homelessness, eviction, housing grants, arrears and tenancy issues,
Welfare Benefits Advice,
Benefits checks, form filling and representation at Tribunal Appeals,
Fuel poverty & Utilities Advice,
& Debt Management Provision (advice regarding voluntary payment arrangements, protected trust deeds, bankruptcy, DAS and court representation).
This is delivered across the whole of Argyll and Bute, not just in Bute & Cowal. This includes . Helensburgh, Oban, Lochgilphead, Campbeltown, Rothesay, Dunoon, Tarbert and the Islands Mull & Iona, Islay, Gigha, Coll & Tiree, Islay and Jura alongside Bute.
They are the first point of contact for the Flexible Food and Fuel Fund across the region. They are partnered with ALIenergy as part of this great project. In the first instance contact Bute Advice Centre for help and advice and they will if appropriate refer you on to a partner. Please see their website and facebook pages for more information.

Lochgoil Hydro Electric Scheme

The Donich Hydro is a 1.35MW installation in Glen Donich. It is one of three ground-breaking schemes taken forward on the National Park estate

Dunoon Community Development

Dunoon Area Alliance was established to bring together organisations, agencies and community members with an interest in the regeneration of the town of Dunoon and area. Membership is free and open to all – community groups, organisations, agencies, businesses and individuals.

Admin services/Payroll

For many organisations the cost of employing someone to look after finance can be prohibitive. Busy Managers, Co-ordinators and Trustees often don’t have the time or expertise to run payroll, and funding does not always cover costs of expensive software. The Community Bureau offers a low cost option to meet your statutory and employer needs for staff. In particular where an organisation or group has just a few staff outsourcing to The Community Bureau is often the most cost-efficient option. They have years of experience and understand the sector. They also tailor our prices to meet the size and scale or complexity of your organisation.

Seil Community Council Meetings

Seil Community Council have public meetings six times per year. This is where we share information with the community and try to gather people’s views on important local issues. The Seilachan is the local bimonthly newsletter. It contains a report compiled by the Community Council with a summary of what is discussed at public meetings, as well as updates from the Hall committee and other local news; it is hand delivered by local volunteers which is greatly appreciated.Minutes of public meetings are also produced and are available on our this website and on Facebook. If you want to receive copies of minutes and agendas, and be on the general distribution list please contact the secretary seilandeasdaleccsec@btinternet.com. Seil Community Council receive a lot of information from Argyll and Bute Council, members of the community and other organisations, much of which requires attention quite quickly. For this reason, the Community Council also meet on months in between the public meetings. This allows the Seil Community Council to discuss any urgent matters and progress any actions that have been agreed. The Community Council have one further brief meeting two weeks before a public meeting; to agree the agenda, which is legally required to be publicly displayed seven days in advance of the public meeting. We have recently decided to expand our online profile by setting up a Facebook page. The hope is that this will help reach a wider audience within the community and there are many functions which may be useful in the future for seeking people’s views and sharing information. Seil Community Council are happy to receive comments and feedback and just ask that people remember it is a public page, so please be considerate and respectful. If anyone has any thoughts or comments about what Seil Community Council are doing, please feel free to get in touch via email.

Community Development

Ardrishaig Community Council is an elected body whose objectives are to ascertain, co-ordinate and reflect the views of the community which it represents, to liaise with other community groups within the area, and to fairly express the diversity of opinions and outlooks of the people.

Inveraray Community Council

Inveraray Community Council is a voluntary organisation that works to improve the town and its facilities.

Community Council

Furnace Community Council discusses many and varied issues which affect the village and its residents. Regular items are the environment, (regular village clean-ups are held), planning issues, roads, and other infrastructure issues.The council also receives funding from the An Suidhe Windfarm Trust which enables funding of small projects within the community up to £250 each – to a total of £1,000 each year.

Community Council

Community Council looking after the interests of residents of Dunadd and surrounding area.