Middle Balbeggie Education and Training Fund helps Thornton resident launch new business
The Middle Balbeggie Education and Training Fund supports residents of the Thornton Community Council area who wish to study or train to develop new skills and expand their employment options.
One former recipient, Norma, had a dream to run her own dog grooming business. She successfully applied to The Middle Balbeggie Education and Training Fund and used her bursary to undertake a practice and skills-based dog grooming course, which resulted in her achieving a diploma and being able to launch her own business called 'Little Charmers Dog Grooming'.
“Having used the award to complete my training course at the dog grooming academy, it allowed me to set up a dog grooming business. I now work from home and have taken early retirement from my usual job to concentrate on building up the business. I have converted my garage into the dog salon so going to work is just a couple of steps from my door and the sense of personal achievement is great. Many thanks to the fund for helping me complete my dream!”
The Middle Balbeggie Education and Training Fund is available to residents of Thornton Community Council area who wish to engage with study or training. The fund aims to support residents to develop new skills and expand their employment options.
The fund can provide bursaries of up to £800 to cover course fees, travel costs and essential equipment. Local residents, aged 16 and over, can apply to the fund at any time during the year and there are no restrictions on the sector or subject chosen.