Old Luce

Community Fund

Background

This charitable fund is provided by West Coast GDF Suez, John Laing Ltd (Carscreugh Renewable Energy), ScottishPower Renewables, Glenchamber Wind Farm, Greencoat & SSE, owners of nearby wind farms.

The Fund has been established by Old Luce Community Council, with the aspiration that all of the current or potential funds benefitting the Old Luce area can be administered through this single structure.

The Fund primarily supports projects located within or directly benefiting the Old Luce Community Council area, including the communities of Glenluce, Dunragit and Auchenmalg.

Download a copy of the Old Luce Community Fund Factsheet for more information.

Aim

The Fund will support charitable activities that:

  • Enhance quality of life for local residents

  • contribute to vibrant, healthy, successful and sustainable communities

  • promote community spirit and encourage community activity

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.

Making A Difference

As well as demonstrating a fit with at least one of the outcomes above, priority for awards can be given to projects that demonstrate the following additional criteria.

  • 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 Trust 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. In exceptional circumstances 100% funding may be considered.

  • 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 Old Luce and the surrounding area, but in others Dumfries and Galloway or indeed the South of Scotland might be most appropriate).

  • sustainable development: That consideration has been given to helping achieve sustainable development, including 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 they are supportive of 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.

 

Timescales

The Fund operates up to four funding rounds per year. Deadlines in 2017 are:

Closing date

Panel decision 

22 February

April

22 May

July

21 August

October

20 November

January 2018

How to Apply

Please ensure you read the Fund Factsheet before applying. 

Please read the guidelines prior to applying online or  downloading the small grant application form.

For large grants, please read the guidelines prior to completing the enquiry form

Completed and signed applications should be submitted to Programme Administrator Foundation Scotland, The Kiosk, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway, DG7 2HP.

For more information, you can contact the Programme Administrator on t: 01577 814927 or email office@foundationscotland.org.uk.

Grants

Latest Grants

Newton Stewart Walking Festival

  • To contribute to the transport costs for participants taking part in the Walking Festival in May 2016.
  • Amount awarded: £500

Glenluce Parent Council

  • To purchase two bookcases and 101 books for Glenluce Primary School.
  • Amount awarded: £960

Glenluce Social Welfare

  • To provide activities for senior citizens in the Old Luce area for the next 3 years, including a summer outing, a Christmas party and an additional outing each year.
  • Amount awarded: £5,001

Old Luce Community Council

  • To fence around the new play park area to keep children in and dogs out.
  • Amount awarded: £6,000

Glen of Luce Community Association

  • To contribute to the cost of increasing/improving storage, increasing kitchen work surfaces, and fitting fire-retardant curtains in the hall.
  • Amount awarded: £2,000

Old Luce Community Council

  • To install roller blinds in Glenluce Public Hall.
  • Amount awarded: £715

Glenluce Bowling Club

  • To contribute to the cost of replacing three of the Clubhouse’s doors, making wall repairs, and tarring the path surrounding the bowling green.
  • Amount awarded: £1,500

Old Luce Church of Scotland

  • To purchase and install audiovisual equipment.
  • Amount awarded: £3,214

Wigtownshire County Golf Club

  • To contribute to the cost of replacing the Club’s current tractor.
  • Amount awarded: £10,000

All Grants

Click here to see a list of all our grants

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