Perth & Kinross Council is announcing a new fund to help communities to take part in the exciting events taking place in Scotland in 2014.
Constituted community groups can apply for up to £2,014 towards celebrating The 2014 Ryder Cup, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and Queen's Baton Relay or Homecoming.
The types of events which will be considered include local sports events or competitions; street parties or local festivals; 2014-related cultural celebrations or artistic performances and community projects which decorate or enhance local communities during 2014. For large scale plans, applications up to £5,000 may be considered.
Councillor Ian Miller, Leader of Perth & Kinross Council, said: "We want local residents to take pride in their area in this special year and really feel that they are part of something. The Council has set up this fund to support communities who want to get involved, whether it's organising a sports day, a street party or simply decorating their local area. I'm really looking forward to seeing what people across Perth and Kinross have planned."
Applications must be from constituted community groups and can be for up to 80% of the required funding, with at least 20% coming from the community, either financially or through people's time.
Applications will be considered monthly and can be made through PKC Grants Direct Website.
The Community Challenge Fund is part of the Council's Legacy programme, 'Take Part, Take Pride, Take Place', building a legacy of involved communities.