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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?

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  • DMacK
    DMacK  • 2022-11-21 15:28:43

    As we get closer to finishing the restoration of Culross Pier it is hoped to be able to install a substantial marker at the round head of the old pier.
    The proposal is to fit a 100mm stainless market post with plasma cut compass markers set into the concrete.
    The cost for the stainless post (100mm diam, 5mm thick steel) is around £450 and it is estimated that the 8 stainless compass markers would cost a further £700 to fabricate. It is hoped to add a solar charged light to the tip, costs have yet to be confirmed - total funding estimated to be less than £1,500.

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  • DMacK
    DMacK  • 2022-11-21 15:35:44

    Culross Primary School Parent Council are applying for funding to help us address and improve the playground in the school - there is a 25 m by 15m section under the classroom windows that needs resurfaced and we are hoping the forward west Fife funding avenue could help us secure money for this project.
    As it stands, we are hoping to get a recycled all weather type surface, that will enable all the movable play equipment to be used and give the most versatility to the space.
    We will need to get quotes completed to enable us to complete the application but wanted to make you aware of our intentions.

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      • Coryn Barclay
        Coryn Barclay  • 2022-12-01 10:39:26

        Unfortunately, this type of project would not meet the funds criteria as it would be a capital refurbishment project of a Fife Council facility and should be met by other means. The funds are to be directed to 'legacy' projects that support and bring wider community benefit.

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          • Coryn Barclay
            Coryn Barclay  • 2022-12-01 10:42:51

            Here's a quick recap of the eligibility criteria for the two different funding streams that are available:

            £50k Scottish Power Energy and Climate Fund:
            Eligible towns / villages: Kincardine, Culross, Newmills and Torryburn, Low Valleyfield, High Valleyfield.
            Applications that include either
            · Environmental improvements
            · Renewable energy or energy efficiency
            (examples of projects: Renewable energy – solar / wind power sources for local projects; Transportation – cycling schemes and other low carbon choices; Initiative to get people walking rather than using the car; Growing your own food and improving local facilities to do so; Training / Education of environmental and wildlife issues; Anything that promotes re-use, re-cycling or sustainability; Protection of flora and fauna)

            £120k Scottish Power Legacy Fund (including £20k contribution from Fife Council):
            Eligible towns / villages: Kincardine, Culross, Newmills and Torryburn, Low Valleyfield, High Valleyfield.
            Applications that include any of the following themes will be considered:
            · Protection of environment and reduction of climate change impact
            · Development of knowledge, skills and education
            · Development of ‘good neighbours’ practices and community development
            · Development of heritage, culture and creativity within the local community
            · Support of the most disadvantaged or needy with a focus on poverty prevention
            · Ideas that meet any of the Plan 4 Fife ambitions

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  • Tim Collins
    Tim Collins  • 2022-11-18 12:57:06

    We would like funding towards installing cycle storage racks within the village.
    We have a quote from a supplier / installer to provide a 20 cycle storage rack in two tiers. The lower tier to have electric charging points.
    We have been given space for this installation, in the car park of our community owned local Inn together with the power source.
    The aim of our project is to encourage outdoor activity and the use of pedal power over petrol power.
    The benefits of both of our aims are well documented elsewhere : social wellbeing, reduced traffic pollution, reduced wear and tear on the highway and pavements, increase in fitness levels and so on and on.
    We are applying for funding of £7,000:00 for this project.
    We are a community benefit society, with charitable purposes, based in the village and registered with the FCA.

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  • Ronnie collins
    Ronnie collins  • 2022-11-23 22:14:36

    West Fife Woodlands.
    Our group are in desperate need to replace our work tools used on a weekly basis. We have a pretty long list ranging from brush cutters to spades, rakes and various other hand tools. Most people will be aware of the extensive path net work we have created in west fife, this application if successful will help the group keep up the good work in maintaining this network of paths for everyone to enjoy. Included in the grant application we are also seeking funding to improve our diverse wildlife with the hope to introduce Pine Martin boxes throughout our area. Along with a juice maker, which will be used in the Orchard in Valleyfield Woods. This would be used in conjunction with the local primary schools to invite them to open days and sample the apple juice produced from the trees in the orchard. Again using these open days with the aim to improve on out door education. The total cost of our application will be £7 000. Our outdoors is for everyone to enjoy, if successful we will take this one step further.

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