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Local groups receive early Christmas present at the first Cardenden Community Craic

Cardenden Community Fund spread some early Christmas cheer among local voluntary and community Groups, when all nine participating groups in Cardenden’s first Community Craic each received a £500 grant.

After presentations from all groups, the audience voted for the projects they felt would most improve opportunities for the community. All the projects were well supported and as a result the Panel made the decision to award grants to all the groups. The nine groups that received grants were:

Bowhill Retirement Group To support the group with a summer trip to Callender. The group provides companionship to elderly Cardenden residents many of whom live alone.

Bowhill Bowling Club

To help with purchasing different activities for use at a Family Fun Day to encourage local families to come along to the Bowling club and try out different activities and introduce them to the sport of bowling. 
Corrie Tea Dance To help towards the cost of a flat screen TV and DVDs that will assist with teaching more dances to tea dance regulars but also encourage new members to join. 
Bonfire Committee
To contribute towards the cost of the large community firework celebration which brings together many residents and has helped reduce calls outs by emergency services to Cardenden around Bonfire Night.

Cardenden Playpark Committee
To assist towards major capital project to replace play equipment in well used play park adjacent to Cardenden primary school. 
Bowhill Rovers AFC  To assist with weekly coaching sessions for primary aged children in the village in partnership with the John Thomson Memorial Committee
St Ninians Bowhill  Provide disabled toilet in the church hall, enhancing the facility and increasing access to the many clubs that run from the hall.
Dundonald Bluebells Junior FC
 To assist with upgrade works of their facilities.
Dundonald Women’s Group  To contribute to the cost of a series of trips for the group, including travel, accommodation and refreshments.

The Panel was very encouraged by the number of groups that came forward with ideas for projects, particularly those groups who hadn’t applied to the fund previously.

“It was a useful way to get more people in the community more involved with the Fund and more aware of the opportunity it provides to enhance a wide range of community activity for everyone,” the Panel commented at their recent debrief meeting, “It was also a great way for everyone to learn about the huge variety of activity that’s happening every day and every evening in our busy community.”

As a result of the success of the event, the Panel will be running a second Community Craic in Spring 2018 and look forward to even more groups getting involved.

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