After a public vote, 26 local groups and organisations have secured funding totalling £109,985 from the Community Choices Small Grants Programme.
Run by Falkirk Council in partnership with Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), Community Choices aims to provide local people with a way to apply for public funding to improve their local area and vote to decide how public money is spent.
Almost 3,300 eligible votes were cast by residents in favour of projects they felt best reflected the strengths, needs and aspirations of their local community. The votes ensured every bid made for Small Grants of up to £5,000 were successful in this round of the initiative.
Cllr Cecil Meiklejohn, Leader of Falkirk Council, said:
“By taking the time to vote, local people have ensured a wide range of groups and organisations will receive funding to kickstart or continue projects that bring to the life the aim of Community Choices – to make the area fairer, healthier, more connected and more inclusive.”
The successful bids for this round (in alphabetical order) are:
- 3rd Bo’ness Scout Group
- 4 The Benefit of All
- Belmont Tower Residents Social Club
- Bo’ness Car4U
- Bo’ness Rugby Football Club
- Carron Kith
- Enable Scotland (Falkirk Branch)
- Equi-Power RDA
- Falkirk Made Friends
- Forth Valley Water Polo Club
- Grange Primary School
- Grangemouth Old People’s Welfare Association
- Jock Tamson’s Bairns
- Keep Camelon, Tidy Clean and Green Campaign
- Laurieston Bowling Club
- Love Falkirk
- Maddiston Evangelical Church
- North Star Explorer Scouts
- Pause and Breathe CIC
- Plus Forth Valley
- Scottish Senior Citizens Computer Club (Falkirk Branch)
- Strathcarron Hospice: Lymph Notes Choir
- Tamfourhill Tenant’s and Residents Organisation
- Tuesday Club
- Young Portonians Theatre Company
For further information (including funding awarded, and successful bids by area), please visit the Falkirk Council website.