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Todhill (Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood) Windfarm Fund Update

Please see attached the poster for details of the successful grant awards from Round 2 of the Fund. Congratulations to all the groups supported. The main Fund can support constituted organsations with grants of up to £5K. Full details of the Fund can be found at: www.foundationscotland.org.uk/todhill Details of the deadlines for 2017 will be announced in January.

In addition to the main Fund, the Community Council can provide grants of up to £250 to individuals and unconstituted groups through our microgrant fund. Applications can be made to the microgrant fund at any time. Full details can be found at: http://lstcommunitycouncil.org.uk/micro-grant-fund/

The poster can be viewed by clicking here: Round 2 Announcement Poster
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Todhill Wind Farm Fund – Vote for your favourite logo

The Tod Hill Wind Farm Community Panel is delighted to have shortlisted four submissions for a logo for the Fund which distributes £24,000 per year to community projects.

The submissions have come from Larbert High School and the Panel really appreciate the efforts of both pupils and teachers who have been involved in this initiative.

But now it’s your turn…..you have 2 weeks to vote for the one you think should represent the Fund and which will then be used on all future Fund material.

To vote, please click on the link below which will take you to a Survey Monkey quiz with one question. Please click to choose one logo and then click “done” at the bottom.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/P5JYYRJ

Thanks for voting!

Wind Farm Fund – Extension to Deadline

Todhill (Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood) Wind Farm Fund

**CLOSING DATE EXTENDED TO 30th MARCH **

This new fund to support community projects in the Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood Community Council area is provided by Falkirk Todhill Wind Ltd, the company which owns and operates the wind farm.

Grants of £250 – £5000 can support a range of community activity including equipment costs, staff or sessional worker costs, consultations, maintenance or refurbishment of community facilities.

Recommendations about grants and how the money is used are made by a Panel made up of local people.

Guidance notes and application forms are available from: https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/todhill/ or by clicking the following links: Todhill Guidelines and Todhill Application Form.

For further information or to be sent an application form, please contact Rosalind Becroft at:

  • Foundation Scotland, 22 Calton Rd, Edinburgh, EH8 8DP
  • T: 0131 524 0300 E: rosalind@foundationscotland.org.uk

Please share this information with any groups or organisations you think may be interested in applying for funding.

THE TODHILL WIND FARM FUND IS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

Following the recent community consultation, a fund using the Todhill Windfarm community funds has been established for constituted groups within the Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood Community Council area.

Grants of £250 to £5,000 will be considered. Grants of over £5,000 will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Full details of the Fund and how to apply for funding can be found at: https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/todhill/

The Fund’s priorities are to support activity that will benefit people within the Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood area and that:

• Improves the physical appearance of the community (including the town centre) and makes better use of our public spaces;
• Develops community services, events and facilities to better meet the diverse needs of local people;
• Preserves and enhances the natural environment for the benefit of those who live in the area;
• Builds the skills, capacity and sustainability of community organisations serving the area.

Please note that the deadline for submitting application is 7th March 2016.

Applications must be from groups which have a constitution and are set up on a not-for-profit basis.

Please share this information with any groups or organisations you think may be interested in applying for funding.

The Community Council is establishing a microfund for applications for grants up to £250. Further details of this will follow in the next few weeks.

Community Action Plan – Research Report

Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood Community Council is working with the support of Foundation Scotland, to manage community benefit funds which will come to the local community through the Todhill Windfarm project. The funds will bring an expected £24,000 annual income to the community. In order to ensure the best use of this money and that it is used in a way that meets the needs of the area the Community Council will develop a Community Action Plan which will identify the key themes and specific projects that will be adopted within the area over the next 10 years. To assist with the research and writing the Action Plan, the Community Council received funding from Local Energy Scotland/CARES and commissioned the services of Community Enterprise.

The community consultation has informed the Research Report and based on the findings of this research, a 10 Year Community Action Plan will now be developed and distributed throughout the community. We hope to publish the Action Plan in late June/early July 2015.

Community consultation for the Research Report took place between March and May 2015. We are very grateful to everyone who kindly completed the survey and to everyone who participated in one of the open meetings and/or focus groups.

To view the research report and findings from the consultation, please click on the following link: Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood – Final Research Report – 2015

Public Meeting for Results of Community Consultation – 28th May 2015

In preparation for the wind farm community benefit funding being generated through the Todhill Wind Farm, the Community Council has been working with Community Enterprise supported by funding we have received through Local Energy Scotland to help us to identify local priorities to generate a local community action plan. We have had a tremendous response to the online survey and attendance at our public and stakeholder meetings.

Community Enterprise are going to present the results of the consultation at an open public meeting which will be held on Thursday 28th May 2015 at 6:30pm in the halls of Larbert Old Church.

All are welcome to attend.

Your Community, Your Say, Now.

As you are probably aware, the Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood community area will receive funding from wind farm developments over the lifetime of the windfarm. We want to hear the views of all residents about how best this money should be spent. This will form the basis of a Community Action Plan that will be prepared by Community Enterprise.

Please take a few minutes to complete this important survey and make sure that your voice is heard. We know that people within households do not always share the same views so, it would be great if each member (including young people) completed their own copy of the survey.

Click on the link below to begin.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LSTCAP

Todhill Wind Farm Update

At our March Community Council meeting, we received an update from Capital Dynamics, their main contractor and Foundation Scotland on the Todhill Wind Farm development.

The project received planning permission in June 2012 to erect 4 turbines with a maximum tip height of 125m on land at Todhill Farm opposite Glenvervie Golf Club. Subject to some final conditions for their planning consent being satisfied, the development is now ready to proceed. Following the construction and installation period, it is expected the turbines will be operational late 2014.

The turbines will generate an annual community fund of £48,000. 50% of this fund (£24,000) will be available within the Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood Community Council area per annum to fund local projects. This equates to around £600K over the life of the project to support projects within our local community. (The remaining 50% will be made available to the Denny & District Community Council area). The fund will be administered by Foundation Scotland. The Community Council is working with Foundation Scotland to establish the fund, how it will be managed etc. Over the next few months, we will be working closely with Foundation Scotland on this and we will keep the community advised of progress.

To view the presentation given to the Community Council outlining more detail on the development including a map showing the exact location of the wind turbines, please click here: Todhill Wind Farm – Presentation to LSTCC 31 March 2014 meeting.