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Forward West Fife


Calling all residents of Kincardine, Culross, Low Valleyfield, High Valleyfield, Newmills and Torryburn!
What could YOU do in your village with a share of £170,000?

Forward West Fife, a locally established steering group, is calling on five communities in West Fife to get involved in deciding how to spend £170,000 to improve their local area. 

Residents and groups in Kincardine, Culross, Low Valleyfield, High Valleyfield, Newmills and Torryburn are being asked to come up with ideas for projects to improve the local community.

Scottish Power and Fife Council have created two pots of funding to help regenerate the area following the closure of Longannet Power Station and as a result of the ash lagoon incident in 2017.

The allocation of the funding will be overseen by the Forward West Fife Steering Group. It is made up of representation from the five community councils and the West Fife Villages Forum.

The Steering Group are leading on a participatory budgeting exercise where local residents can generate ideas for how the money can be spent. Residents will also be able to be part of the decision-making process when it comes to allocating the funds.

Got an idea? This is a great opportunity for residents to have a direct say in where local public money can most make a difference. It could benefit from a share of the funding!

Email us on letstalk.swf@fife.gov.uk for support with turning your idea into a funding application. And don’t worry if you’re not part of a formal community group or organisation. The council will try to match you up with one that the funding could be awarded to.

Or you can also contact your local community council directly to see what they think of your idea. We’re going to be working closely with them to develop applications.

Kincardine Community Council: Andy Willo or Sandra Burt, Chair.kincardinecc@gmail.com / Secretary.kincardinecc@gmail.com

Culross Community Council: Lynne Smith or Martin King - Culrosscc@yahoo.com

Low Valleyfield Community Council: Liz McMullan or Sheila Carribine, Liz.mcmullan25@googlemail.com / Sheilalvf@gmail.com

High Valleyfield Community Council: Carolyn Martin or Jodie Coulter, martinc869@aol.co.uk

Torryburn and Newmills Community Council: Alistair McIntosh or Susan Donald, Torryburn-newmills@outlook.com

We're asking people to get in touch with initial ideas - or share your ideas below - before the project progresses to a live application stage.

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