A Make a Difference Community Projects Fund has been set up by Falkirk Council’s Housing Service to encourage people to think of small projects that would make a big difference in their communities, and to work with Falkirk Council to see these projects take place.
Falkirk Council tenants, customers of the Housing service (including travelling persons and hostel residents), and registered tenants and residents organisations can apply for up to £5,000. Please note that applications must come from groups of at least three people.
Grants will be awarded to projects that aspire to benefit Falkirk Council tenants, as well as improve the quality of life in the community, including enhancing the environment or improving appearances in areas tenants live. The grant can also be used to solve a problem identified by a group.
Previous projects have included:
- a community garden project
- a cycleway and footpath
- seating and gardens in a local play park
- new bin stores and soft landscaping
- resurfacing a community car park
- refurbishing a common room in a block of flats and sprucing up a back court
Where grants are awarded, the decision on the final value of the grant will be decided by an awards panel. Applicants will receive a letter to keep them updated on the receipt of the application and further information regarding its status.
To apply, please complete an application online on the Falkirk Council website, or return the form by post:
Corporate & Housing Services
Community Engagement Co-ordinator
Callendar Business Park