Dundee City Council has allocated money from its Common Good Fund to continue supporting community groups celebrating Hogmanay.
The council’s grant scheme is now accepting applications from Dundee-based community and cultural groups planning non-commercial celebrations.
The events do not have to be on Hogmanay itself, but can take place between Saturday December 29 and Thursday January 3. In particular, the council is looking for applications that involve a wide part of the local community, and have the potential to develop community spirit going into 2019.
However, the council is continuing its years-long tradition of not holding a Hogmanay celebration of its own – despite some public support for such an event.
A Tele readers poll conducted earlier this year found 86% of those asked would support a New Year party, with three-quarters saying an Edinburgh street-style party would be best.
The closing date for applications is Sunday September 30, with the decision-making group then meeting in October to decide who will have their ideas funded.