Background Information

The Bridge of Allan Common Good Fund (CGF) was established after the sale of the Museum Hall, and is held as a fund available for worthy causes in the community. Applications for awards from the CGF can be made to Stirling Council’s Provost’s Panel, which will take a decision on whether to award any funding and also the value of funding to be awarded.

As part of the consultation process undertaken by the Provost’s Panel, Bridge of Allan Community Council (BOA CC) is formally consulted on any applications made for award from the CGF.

To allow transparency on the BOA CC assessment process, a scoring system has been developed based around 7 categories that BOA CC view as reflecting overall benefit to the community, and best use of the funds. Note that this scoring system only provides a guide to allow us to collect the information we feel is important, and allow us to compare applications.

In order to allow applicants to present their request for funding in the best light, and also to provide BOA CC with a consistent form of information to support our assessment, an application form has been created, which applicants must complete in order for BOA CC to formally consider their application.

The guidance sheet is provided to assist applicants for an award from the BOA CGF to correctly interpret the application form as intended, and provide the information on the form needed by BOA CC to complete the assessment.

Completed applications should be sent to the secretary of BOA CC in the first instance via ccsec@ccbridgeofallan.org.uk.

Any application will be assessed on its merits based on the information provided. Any such assessments will be formally considered and recorded at the relevant BOA CC Monthly Meeting, and the results will be sent to the Provost’s Panel for their consideration.

Where possible Bridge of Allan Community Council will aim to consider all applications within six weeks of receipt. This timescale is to allow time for discussion on the application, and a decision to be scheduled at one of the formal monthly Community Council meetings.

The relevant application and guidance forms are attached below.

BOA CC CGF Application Form – Guidance Sheet 2020-04-20 V3

BOA CC CGF Application Form 2020-04-20 V3