Cambusbarron Community Fund

Background

The Cambusbarron Community Fund is funded by Falck Renewables from its Earlsburn and Kingsburn wind farms in Stirling. The funds support projects located within or directly benefiting the community council area of Cambusbarron. Funds are also available for projects benefitting neighbouring community council areas which are administered under separate arrangements.

The amount available in 2018 from the Earlsburn Fund is approximately £7,500 that includes the 2018 payment plus a balance from last year's payment. 

Cambusbarron Community Fund will support charitable activities that benefit the community of Cambusbarron. 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. 

Aim

Applicants are also encouraged to demonstrate one or more of the following:  

• Match funding: That other possible funding sources for the project have been explored. This might include applicants raising some funds through their own fundraising efforts. The fund should not displace funding that could be obtained from other sources, but should help lever-in additional funds if possible. Additionally it should not reduce community-based groups’ commitment to organising local activities that contribute to a vibrant community calendar and promote community spirit. Ideally, applicants can demonstrate that a percentage of the total project cost will be sourced from other funding sources, including the applicant organisation itself, which might be in a position to contribute to the project cost.

• Local procurement: That local suppliers will be used for the provision of goods and services, where appropriate (e.g. in terms of quality of products / services available) and feasible (in terms of availability and cost). (‘Local’ will vary depending on the nature and availability of the item/service in question. In some cases it could be taken to mean within surrounding area, but in others the central belt of Scotland might be most appropriate).

• Care for our environment: That consideration has been given to minimising the environmental impact of projects and reducing the applicant organisation’s ‘carbon footprint’.

• Local consultation: That the organisation has consulted an appropriate number of the intended beneficiaries of the project and can demonstrate local support for the proposal.

• Partnership working: That the organisation has considered whether delivering their project in partnership with other organisations / groups will add value (financial, capability, or other). This could involve working with voluntary, private or public sector bodies that operate at local, regional or national level.

Exclusions

Awards cannot support the following types of activity:

  • The advancement of religion or party politics (including requests to support the core activities of religious or political groups);

  • Activities understood to be the primary responsibility of statutory authorities;

  • Projects primarily benefiting residents outwith the Area of Benefit (determined by the Community Council boundaries);

  • Activities contrary to the interests of Falck Renewables or Foundation Scotland or likely to bring either into disrepute;

  • Anti-renewable energy or anti-windfarm activities;

  • Retrospective funding (i.e. paying for costs incurred before a decision on an application to the fund can be made);

  • The repayment of loans or payment of debts;

  • Costs towards overseas trips. 

Timescales

The fund is currently closed

Grants

Latest Grants

Cambusbarron Community Centre Management Committee

  • To refurbish the community centre kitchen.
  • Amount awarded: £2,000

Cambusbarron Playgroup

  • To purchase equipment and materials and to fund additional staff costs associated with running a pilot project woodland play sessions.
  • Amount awarded: £1,983.04
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