Up For Grabs a Big Hit in the West Fife Villages
Archived news: published on Monday 02 Jul 2012 by Fife Council
Up For Grabs!
Over thirty groups applied to UP FOR GRABS for funding recently in the West Fife Villages.
The theme was Community Safety and around seventy enterprising locals came along to the Up For Grabs event to pitch their projects and vote on how the money was to be spent in their own communities.
Up For Grabs was the latest in a round of Fife Council’s Participatory Budgeting projects where community organisations were invited to bid in for a share of £10,000 and decide how the cash was allocated.
Councillor Bobby Clelland, Chair of the South West Area Committee attended the event and presented cheques to fifteen delighted groups on the day. “I am delighted to present cheques to so many worthwhile projects,” said Cllr. Clelland.
Successful projects ranged from a Blairhall Community Clean-up to Community Safety initiatives for Tulliallan Guides, Boys Brigade and Cairneyhill Explorers. They included opportunities for vulnerable adults in High Valleyfield, families in Oakley and Saline First Responders which is a West Fife Village wide emergency response project for people suffering breathing or heart difficulties and many more exciting ventures.
Jo Ross from Fife Council said, ““It is inspiring to see all the good work that is going on in the villages.”
John Crane, of Saline Community Council, who was part of the working group that planned the event said “I enjoyed the networking and hearing about all the good projects on the go.”
The event was organised in partnership with Fife Council, NHS Fife, the Volunteer Centre and West Fife Villages Community Council Forum.
“It’s fantastic to see so many people here and making decisions on projects they want to support. Funding advice and support is available to any of the groups who weren’t so lucky,” said Lynn Hoey from Fife Council.
For more information contactJo Ross, Community Education Worker (CCB)
Tel: 01383 602344 Contact Jo Ross online
By Post: Fife Council, Oakley Centre, Station Road, Oakley, Dunfermline KY12 9QF