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Latest Awards from the Earlsburn Community Fund

01 July 2013

The Denny and Dunipace Citizens Advice Bureau is one of five local community groups and charities in the Cambusbarron, Carron Valley and Denny and District areas that is set to benefit from the latest round of awards announced by the Earlsburn Community Fund panel.

The fund is provided by wind farm developers Falck Renewables Wind, through their subsidiary Earlsburn Wind Energy Limited. Foundation Scotland was appointed by Falck Renewables Wind to manage and administer the community fund. The Foundation work with an advisory panel made up of representatives from Cambusbarron, Carron Valley and Denny and District to help them decide how funds should be allocated. The agreements between each community council and Foundation Scotland have been refreshed in recent months and, as a result, there will be three rounds of awards a year rather than two.

The Denny and Dunipace Citizens Advice Bureau (DDCAB) is an established and active support organisation for individuals living in the local area. The DDCAB offers free, confidential, impartial and independent advice and information on a wide range of subjects. People can access the services offered by DDCAB through an open door service, appointments service, outreach clinics and home visits. There is no cost to the individual for the services provided.

This grant will help the DDCAB deal with an increase in demand for financial and specialist support brought about as a result of recent welfare changes and the current economic climate.

Margaret Gray, Office Manager at DDCAB was delighted to receive her grant award letter.

She said: “This funding is important as it will enable the Bureau to continue to provide a much needed service to local people who are in need of support to resolve money related issues.”

Other beneficiaries include the Denny and District Community Green Initiative who will receive funding to allow them to continue to print their publication for summer 2013 through spring 2014. The Denny & Dunipace Heritage Society will receive funding assistance to contribute towards the costs of organising a Gala Day to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Carron Valley & District Community Council will receive funds to help design, produce and distribute a newsletter four times in 2013 to all businesses and households in the area. Cambusbarron Community Council will also receive funds to replace five timber lamp posts that fell into disrepair approximately five years ago.

Rachel Searle-Mbullu FS Head of Community Programmes said, “It’s great to see such a diverse range of projects benefiting from the Earlsburn fund. Over the last five years, we have worked with the advisory panel to ensure that the funds are distributed to those groups where it will make a difference to the community.”

Foundation Scotland is calling for further applications for the next round before it closes on the 13th of September.

Further information on the Earlsburn fund can be found here


Jacqui Morris, Communications Executive at Foundation Scotland on 0141 341 4963

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