Paths for All – Community Active Travel Grants

Paths for All – Community Active Travel Grants

Community Active Travel Grants has reopened. Grants are available for communities to develop, deliver and promote their own community led active travel projects including to travel by car less.
The grant aims to empower communities to make changes to paths in their area that will make it easier for people to make every day journeys by active travel such as cycling and walking. They will give priority to projects that: improve paths so it’s easier for people to use them and be more physically
active; show people where active travel routes are; provide opportunities and encourage people in communities to work together. The grant will fund active travel routes to schools, to places of work, other popular places within towns and routes that help connect communities.

Funding can be used to:

  • develop new paths and upgrade existing paths making them more suitable for active travel
  • hire a contractor, plant and machinery
  • purchase tools and equipment that volunteers can use to maintain active travel routes within their communities
  • install signage and way markers to promote active travel routes
  • produce new leaflets or promotional materials focusing on active travel routes
  • produce interpretation panels that promote active travel routes

The next deadline is on the 6th of July 2018. For more information or to apply visit
http://stirling.fundingscotland.com/Funds/Fund/a0Rb000000J2ny7EAB-paths-for-all-community-activetravel-grants

Stirling Food Train

Stirling Food Train

ARE YOU AGED OVER 65? DO YOU NEED HELP WITH YOUR SHOPPING?

CALL US on 01786 450536

Food Train is a local charity offering support to older people who are living at home and are struggling to do their weekly grocery shop.  Friendly volunteers will help to take your order on a Monday and then shop and deliver your groceries to you on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, providing support to put items away wherever it is needed.  We already help more than 200 older people in this area, and we are supported by a brilliant team of 50+ volunteers. This is service that provides customers with choice, and is very affordable at a cost of £4 for each delivery and £1 for your annual membership fee. We cover all Stirling Local Authority areas. 

ARE YOU AGED OVER 55? WOULD YOU LIKE A FRIENDLY NEIGHBOUR TO DELIVER YOU SOME HOME-COOKED FOOD?

‘Meal Makers’ is Food Train’s very own local neighbourhood food-sharing project that connects people who love cooking (cooks) and want to share an extra portion of their delicious home-cooked food with an older neighbour (diner) who would really appreciate a freshly prepared meal and a friendly chat. How often meals are shared, and when they are shared is decided between the cook and diner. No money changes hands. It is simply a donation of food between neighbours. The only cost associated with Meal Makers is a £5 annual fee for diners to become members.

EVER THOUGHT ABOUT VOLUNTEERING?

If you are interested in volunteering with Food Train, either with the shopping service or as a Meal Makers cook, why don’t you give us a call on 01786 450536 or make an enquiry via our website www.thefoodtrain.co.uk  You can also see what we’ve been up to on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FoodTrainStirling

If you would like Food Train to attend a community council meeting please phone the office or contact Stuart Miller at stuart@thefoodtrain.co.uk