Burnhead Moss Limerigg and Slamannan

Community Fund

Background

The EDF ER Burnhead Moss Community Fund is a new charitable fund that will benefit the communities of Slamannan and Limerigg areas. It is part of a wider fund that is also benefitting the communities of Avonbridge & Standburn in Falkirk and Blackridge in West Lothian.

Community benefit funds linked to commercial wind farms are often determined by community council boundaries so although Limerigg & Slamannan does not have a functioning community council the boundaries of the community council area nevertheless define the area of funding.

The Fund will provide £34,666 to Limerigg & Slamannan in the first year and rise in line with inflation.

There is also an area wide Education & Training Fund will have £26,000 available (equivalent to 20% of the overall Fund). This Fund will support a range of education, training or re-training opportunities primarily linked to the Renewables and Energy sector. 

Priorities

Constituted groups and organisations working to benefit people in Limerigg and/or Slamannan are eligible to apply for a grant for a range of community activities that will:

  • Enhance quality of life for local residents;

  • Contribute to vibrant, healthy, successful and sustainable communities;

  • Promote community spirit and encourage community activity.

Groups will need to complete an application form and your application will be assessed by Foundation Scotland. Awards can support a wide range of costs and activities including equipment costs, running costs for local groups, staff or sessional worker costs, consultations, maintenance or refurbishment of community facilities etc.

Groups that receive a grant will have up to 12 months to spend their grant.

The Fund cannot support:

  • Projects which do not primarily benefit people living within Limerigg or Slamannan.

  • Individuals or groups without a constitution.

  • The advancement of religion or politics (including requests to support the core activities of religious or political groups including property maintenance). 

  • Overseas trips or the repayment of loans or payment of debts.                   

  • Costs already incurred or activities which will take place before we have made a decision on an application (retrospective funding).                             

  • Payments towards areas understood to be the exclusive responsibility of statutory authorities.

  • Applications that are for the sole benefit to flora and fauna. Applicants must demonstrate the direct benefit to the local community and/or service users in cases where the grant application is concerned with flora and fauna.                                           

  • Anti-wind farm/renewable energy activities, including activities contrary to the interests of EDF and its subsidiaries.

Groups that receive a grant will have up to 12 months to spend their grant.

Making A Difference

To ensure the funding is put to good use in the short, medium and longer term a community conversation and planning process is currently underway in Limerigg. This will help identify more specific priorities or projects that the community will work towards. 

Slamannan undertook a community planning process last year and have since published their plans.

Timescales

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis – there are no closing dates. Foundation Scotland will assess and decide the outcome of your application within six weeks.

How to Apply

Please read the guidelines prior to completing the online application form or downloading the application form

Grants

Latest Grants

GA Stage School

  • To contribute to the cost of the summer show, including additional stage lighting, sound, rigging and costumes.
  • Amount awarded: £3,000

Slamannan Community Education Association

  • To assist with general running costs over the year.
  • Amount awarded: £3,000

Friends of Tremanna

  • To establish a fund which will be used to help young people who have left Tremanna with their transition and initial changes in their lives including interview clothes and travel, property repairs, and summer camping activity.
  • Amount awarded: £1,000

Slamannan and District SWI

  • To contribute to the cost of a group outing to the Museum of Flight, including coach hire, entry fees, and refreshments.
  • Amount awarded: £1,000

Slamannan Community Education Association

  • To fund activities, outings and classes for local children during school holidays through Slamannan Playscheme.
  • Amount awarded: £3,000

Slamannan Community Education Association

  • To send 15 centre users between the ages of 11 and 16 on a 2-night residential outdoor education trip to Broomlea Outdoor Centre.
  • Amount awarded: £4,419.20

Slamannan and Limerigg Old Folks Welfare Association

  • To provide social events in August and December consisting of a 3 course meal, entertainment and a Christmas gift for each person attending.
  • Amount awarded: £2,500
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