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CLIMB - Project funds available for Buckhaven and Methil local community projects
Does your group or charity have ideas for improving Buckhaven, Denbeath, Methil and Methilhill? If so, there is a one-time funding opportunity to apply to make this a reality. CLIMB stands for Community-Led Improvements for Methil and Buckhaven.
Projects proposed should be in line with the priorities and recommendations in the respective Buckhaven and Methil/Methilhill Community Action Plans. These plans involved many members of the community in setting out their ideas for much needed improvements and this fund offers the chance to realise some of these aspirations. For example, improving local parks, planting flowers, running public events, organising litterpicks are just some of the recommendations that might gain support.
The funds have been raised by CLEAR from the Scottish Government’s Community Choices scheme. There is a total pot of £30,000 for Buckhaven and a separate pot of £30,000 for Methil and Methilhill. Applications can be for either small grants (£250 to £999) or Larger Grants (up to £5,000).
A simple application form is required, and all eligible proposals will then be voted on by local residents, with the projects receiving most votes receiving funding by end of March 2019. A Steering Group comprising Fife Council, Corra Foundation, CLEAR and others is facilitating the process. But it is local residents who will decide which projects receive funding
Details of the scheme can be found on the @CLIMBMethilBuckhaven Facebook page or e-mail [email protected]. Informal sessions will be held during January in each location for any groups seeking more guidance.
In coming years, a greater quantity of public finances at local level will be decided through a similar participatory budgeting exercise so this is an opportunity for Levenmouth-based groups to gain some useful experience.
For more information contact Allen Armstrong by phoning 01592 713 078 or e-mail [email protected].
The deadline for applications is Wednesday 30 January 2019.