The Todhill Windfarm Fund has distributed grants of up to £5000 to local community groups within the last year.
To find out more, please click on the link below to read the report below which has been prepared by Foundation Scotland, the organisation which administers the fund along with a panel of local people.
Many local community groups have already benefitted from the Todhill Windfarm Fund which releases around £24,000 per year for local projects.. Please see the poster below for details about how to apply for funds for your group. Click to enlarge.
Torwood Community Woodland is just one of six groups who are celebrating a windfall thanks to a grant from the first round of the Todhill (Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood) Wind Farm Fund.
Torwood Community Woodland received £3,150 to help improve and upgrade sections of core paths through woodlands, remove some windblown trees close to trees and develop interpretative signage to mark the paths and inform people about the wildlife and history of the area.
Joanna Stevenson Chair, Torwood Community Woodland said: “Torwood Community Woodland Group is very happy to have been awarded a grant from the Todhill Fund. We will use the funding to make repairs to key pathways which have been badly damaged in recent wet weather. These repairs will enable safer access into the woodland in and around the Iron Age broch, known as the Tappoch, and allow more people to enjoy this special woodland.”
Other beneficiaries included Stenhousemuir Football Club, Larbert Old Playgroup, Tryst Community Sport Club, 89th Stenhousemuir Scout Groups and Communities Along the Carron Association.
A Fund Panel Member commented: “It was great to see community groups responding to the opportunity for support from this new local fund. The Community Action Planning work that was done last year helped set the criteria and priorities for the Fund which we want to be sure will preserve and develop the area of Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood as a great, friendly place to live.”
The fund has re-opened and groups have until the 5th September 2016 to submit their application, with decisions due in October.
Attend one of our Open Meetings and have your voice heard. The Community Council is keen to gather as many views as possible from local residents on how we can maximise the impact of the Todhill Windfarm Community Benefit funding in order to make Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood and better place to live, work and visit. We have arranged 2 open public meetings as part of this process and would like to invite you along to one of the events to hear your views. Full details of both dates are below.
We are delighted to announce that Larbert Village Primary School choir will be performing at the Friday event, and Stenhousemuir Primary School choir will be performing at the Tuesday event.
We look forward to seeing many of you at one of the events and would ask that you share this link with any of your friends, neighbours or colleagues who may also be interested in attending.