Monday, 25 September 2017

FET Call for New Applications

A Call for new applications to the Scottish Landfill Community Fund in the Falkirk Area

The FET Board meeting will be on Thursday 14th of December 2017, Where the projects will be discussed in depth and scored using the 6 point criteria provided by the regulator.

After the meeting, I will contact applicants and discuss with them any points that the board made to improve their application to the scheme before its final submission to the approved body at their next Board meeting. I've include a few images of previous projects to show the sorts of things that we can get involved with.

Larbert Cycle Tracks Project

The John Muir Way at Carriden "Crookies"

Who can apply?

Any non profit organisation can apply for funding including Community Councils, Tennents and Residents Associations, Sports clubs, Youth groups, Church groups and Community organisations of all sorts. You need a group with a constitution and a bank account to qualify to make an application to the scheme.

What Can We apply for?

The SLCF Scheme can make grants to capital works costs for selected projects.

There are several application threads or “Objects” as they are called within the scheme. These are;

Object B - Community Recycling projects – Community led projects that Recycle, Reduce, Reuse, Compost, Upcycle or Minimise wastes. This is a new object under the Scottish scheme.

Object C – Community Amenity Projects – These projects are incredibly varied, but all share a common feature – the are available to the general public. These can be community halls, paths and access ways, access ramps, disabled toilets and play parks have all been funded under this object in the past.

The Carriber Bridge, River Avon Heritage Trail

The South Green Drive Community Play Area, Airth

Object D – Biodiversity – projects that create or enhance wildlife habitat, or that help a specific species. The Habitat and species must be listed in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan.

Invertibrate habitat project at Roughcastle, Bonnybridge

Cowslip in seed at Bantaskine estate, Falkirk

Object E – Heritage buildings – Projects that repair, restore or conserve building and sites of Historical, Architectural or Religious significance. Buildings must have listed status. In the past places like Slamannan Parish Church, The Bo’ness Hippodrome, The Dymocks Building and the Airth Mercat Cross have all received funding from the scheme.

The Stenhouse and Carron Parish Church Organ Restoration Project

How do I go about applying for funding from SLCF?

In the first instance, please contact the Development Manager of FET in the following ways

Telephone     01324 504816

or write to

Arthur Berg
Development Manager
Falkirk Environment Trust
Abbotsford House
Davids Loan, Bainsford
Falkirk EH27YZ

You will then have the opportunity to talk about your project ideas and if it looks like the scheme  could fund the project, forms and application advice will be passed along to you.

Thanks for reading this, and I hope to hear from you soon!