Paths for All

Ian Findlay, Chief Officer of Paths for All said:

“We were really pleased to be able to support this project through our Community Path grant fund. We would now encourage anyone who can to support the group by joining them on their volunteer day.

Getting involved in a path development project like this is a great opportunity to feel part of the community and really gives a sense of pride and achievement to volunteers.  As well as feeling like you have contributed significantly to the place where you live, it is the perfect chance to have fun and share a laugh or two with other likeminded people.“


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Keith Geddes, Chair of the Central Scotland Green Network Trust, said: “The standard of applications to this year’s fund was fantastic. Small-scale local initiatives are instrumental in achieving our goal of creating a high-quality green network across central Scotland to improve the quality of life for local communities.”

Mark Donohoe, Chair of the Board for Mount Vernon Community Hall, said: “we are absolutely delighted to receive this funding which will go a great way to helping our community realise its ambition of establishing a community garden for all to use and enjoy"

Action Earth

“Everybody can get involved in their local outdoor spaces. They are a shared resource and a shared responsibility. From the smallest individual action to a national campaign, every contribution helps!  The Volunteering Matters Action Earth grants are designed to help groups of volunteers take practical action to improve and create places for wildlife.”


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John Lewis’s Divisional Community Investment Committee (DCIC) award

'The donation will help us complete the next stage of our plans to bring the hall into the 21st century and restore it to its rightful place as the hub for the community, The facility currently delivers a number of regular activities and is accessed by more than 200 people per week, some of whom use more than one service.

These range from a daily Pre-school Playgroup to Karate, Dance and Spanish classes. In addition, they offer private hire facilities to members of the local community wanting to hold social gatherings, celebrations and parties.

Funding awarded will be used to pay for the flat roof to be fully refurbished including the installation of the latest flat roof rubberised coating material which comes with a 25 year guarantee,' adds Mark Donohoe MVCH Chairperson.

Next Steps...

Future Funding Application's

  • SUEZ Communities Trust provides funding through the Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund. -application for funding to be confirmed
  • Persimmon Community Champions- application for potential funding - to be confirmed
  • Digital funding - to provide computer equipment
  • The Robertson Trust funding  - £1,500 to provide Art classes to the community