Fintry Community Fund

Fintry Community Fund

The Fintry Community Council Community Fund is provided via the Kingsburn Wind Energy extension and administered by the community council in partnership with Foundation Scotland. It can be used to benefit groups within the Fintry Community Council constituted area as defined by Stirling Council. 

We have two grants available, the Main Grant that can award up to £2,500 and the Micro Grant that can award up to £500

Who can apply for the fund?

Any group of individuals (official or unofficial) resident within the Fintry Community Council area as defined by Stirling Council.

What type of activities could receive funding?

Applications are expected to address one or more of the following priorities:

• Advance rural regeneration though increasing opportunities for enterprise and vocational training
• Enhance infrastructure including affordable housing, transport, broadband, community-owned property and access routes.
• Establish new community services and seek to improve or expand existing services, particularly with regard to young people and the elderly.
• Develop and improve community facilities
• Enhancing leisure facilities and to develop and expand tourism and leisure opportunities.
• Capacity building for new and existing community organisations to help achieve the other priorities


The FCC will consider any application.

Projects unlikely to be approved are those that:

 
• The advancement of religion or party politics (including requests to support the core activities of religious or political groups).
• Activities understood to be the exclusive responsibility of statutory authorities.
• Projects benefiting primarily residents out-with the area represented by Fintry Community Council.
• Activities contrary to the interests of the Community Council, Foundation Scotland or Kingsburn Wind Energy Limited or any companies in its group
• Activities likely to bring the Community Council, Foundation Scotland, Kingsburn Wind Energy Limited or any companies in its group into disrepute
• Anti-renewable energy or anti-wind farm activities including promoting or sponsoring any objection or representation to the operation of the Wind Farm, national or local policy in connection with renewable energy or any other renewable energy proposal, and/or
• Costs already incurred or activities which will take place before the Panel considers the application (i.e. retrospective funding).

 

How can we apply?

Applications can only be made using the official application form which is available below to download and print or in hard copy at the Fintry Community Council Post Box in the Fintry Sports Centre or by completing the online form available below. Please do not try and print the online version as it is not designed to be printed.

The fund will initially operate two funding rounds in 2017

Open for applications

Closing date for applications

Decision date

Main grants: £500 to £2,500

 

14 June 2017

 

 

30 September 2017.

 

November 2017.

Micro grants: up to £500

 

18 Jan 2018

 

18 April 2018

 

Within 6 weeks of application


For further details please download and read the explanation notes available below


Main grant applications now closed


Main Grants - Explanatory Notes

Micro Grants online Form

Micro Grants Printable form

Micro Grants Explanatory Notes