Your Place, Your Priorities Funding Applications

Your Place, Your Priorities Funding Applications

Stirling Council, as part of their locality planning processes, has been successful in securing £65,000 to distribute to community groups, from the Scottish Government’s community choices fund. They have matched the grant, creating a fund of £130,000 for community groups, to enable them to deliver activities throughout Stirlingshire

The Your Place, Your Priorities initiative allows the local community to decide which projects are needed and should be funded in their area.

Any local community, voluntary or non-profit groups can apply to this fund – even informal groups. Funding of £500 to £10,000 is available to put each idea into action. Informal groups should seek the support of a formal group which is willing to hold the grant award in its bank account and manage payments as the project is delivered. All activities will have to happen in areas of Stirling and benefit local people.

To apply for the funding you must return this form before midday on Friday 16th March 2018, and be prepared to present your idea at an event on Saturday 24th March.  Two presentation and voting events will take place on Saturday 24th March 2018, one in Stirling High School and one in Callander Primary School. Applicants will present their projects and local community members in attendance will vote on all the applications presented. Decisions will be made on the day.

We have provided a link to a short video the Church and Society Council produced as part of its Speak Out initiative Doing Politics Differently, explaining Participatory Budgeting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKdIllMhrA0

If you need information or assistance with the application, please contact: Jean Cowie, Funding Officer, telephone 01786 233143: email cowiej@stirling.gov.uk  or Pam Campbell, Senior Community Link Officer, 01786 233141: email campbellp@stirling.gov.uk

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Beaconhurst School Pupils ‘Plastic Legacy’ Focus Group

Beaconhurst School Pupils ‘Plastic Legacy’ Focus Group

All the plastic ever made is still on our planet and will be for hundreds of years. Pupils at Beaconhurst school are concerned about the effects of plastics in the environment and are working in a plastics focus group in which we aim to investigate the effects and minimise the impact of plastics, particularly one-use plastics.
We are coordinating an event called “Plastic legacy” in which we will raise awareness of the plastic problem. We understand that changing our addiction to plastics requires behavioural changes and that is something that can be challenging. Our event will gather like-minded people that want to minimise their effect on the environment but need some support to do so.
Our event will include the following activities:
• A presentation describing the uses and attributes of plastics
• A presentation describing the negative impact of one use plastics
• Ideas that you may be able to implement in your home/business/organisation to minimise your plastic footprint
• Opportunities for networking with local businesses as well as teachers and pupils that are interested in collaboration
We are inviting a range of people from the community to our event including representatives from pupils from local businesses and the eco committees of other local schools. We plan on reporting on our event to the local media and on social media. 
We hope that you will see this issue as worthwhile and would like to participate. This is a FREE EVENT.

If you wish to do so please reply using the e-mail address j.fraser@beaconhurst.com.