Strathard receives community benefit funds from the Bruach Caorainn Hydro Scheme. The funds are administered by Strathard Community Trust, and the closing date for the next round of applications is March 1st 2020.
Following the award of grants totalling £4,600 in March 2019 and £4,500 in September, up to a further £4,000 will be available, with individual grants again capped at a maximum of £1,500. While smaller projects can receive 100% funding, we expect larger projects to bring contributions from other sources.
The Trust is also administering funds provided by Scottish Natural Heritage to support outdoor recreation and nature conservation in Strathard. Projects meeting these aims will be jointly supported by the two funds together.
Katinka Dalglish, chair of Strathard Community Trust said:
‘We’ve been really pleased to be able to support a range of projects using these funds, ranging from local environmental improvements and support for Trossachs Search and Rescue and fund, to helping show community support for larger projects, like the upgrading of local playparks.’
‘Over the last couple of years, the Trust, with lots of local backing, has been running an economic regeneration project, funded by Leader and with the support of Stirling Council, the National Park and Forestry and Land Scotland. As that work is now coming to an end, we’d very much welcome locally led projects which build on what’s been done, for example by supporting local business groups or running events.’
Applicants are encouraged to contact the Trust secretary in advance of application, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an initial discussion.