We are very grateful to the organisations who have provided invaluable support for the Take A Pride in Perth & Kinross Campaign and its member groups (click on the texts in green to link to their websites).
The PKC Community Environment Challenge Fund is for environmental projects led and delivered by community groups, which make a significant difference to the local environment and are widely supported within the community. Examples of eligible projects include 'Spend to save' projects (e.g. changing bedding plant areas to herbaceous plants, saving on maintenance and materials); physical environmental improvement projects which reduce waste, increase reuse and recycling or use environmentally-friendly materials; or projects that contribute to the local economy such as tourism or crafts. More information can be found on the PKC website.
The Gannochy Trust was founded in 1937 by Arthur Kinmond Bell, known as A K Bell, for charitable and public purposes for the benefit of the Community of Perth and its immediate environs as a direct result of his family’s successful whisky distilling business. A K Bell’s philanthropy has been developed into one of the more substantial grant-making trusts in Scotland. The Trust's grant-making footprint applies to the whole of Scotland, but with a preference for Perth and its environs. The Trust has made significant contributions to a wide variety of projects across Scotland over many years, ranging from major national flagship projects to smaller, but nonetheless important, community projects.
From Orkney's archaeology and our Highland landscapes, to the industrial past of the Clyde and literary heritage of Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland's heritage offers much to explore. The HLF offers grants for projects with a strong heritage focus.
The LEADER, (‘Liaison Entre Actions de Développement de l'Économie Rurale’), Rural Development programme for Perth and Kinross was launched on Thursday 14 January 2016. Approximately £3.8 million of EU and Scottish Government SRDP (Scottish Rural Development Programme) funding is being invested in the local area between 2014 and 2020, bringing a boost to communities and the rural economy. The funding will be directed towards the priorities identified in the Rural Perth and Kinross LEADER Programme Development Strategy and Business Plan, with the aim of helping to create a long-term legacy of vibrant, healthy and inclusive rural communities. The priorities include Community Capacity Building, Rural Broadband, Youth Initiatives, Farm Diversification, Rural Enterprise and there are Open Challenge and Co-operation Projects Funds also. Funding is allocated by the Rural Perth and Kinross Local Action Group, (LAG). This independent body consists of representatives from local businesses and public sector and third sector organisations. Anyone can apply: www.PKLeader.org , Facebook @PerthKinrossLEADERFunding, Twitter @P_KLeader #PKLeader
SSE offers a range of grants for projects in specific local areas. Part of SSE’s Community Investment Programme, the Griffin and Calliachar wind farms fund provides £392,500 per year to community and charitable projects. Between 2011 and 2037 it expects to invest £9.8 million in local projects in the community council areas of Aberfeldy, Dull and Weem, Dunkeld and Birnam, Kenmore and District and Mid Atholl or Strathtay and Grandtully. Grant applications are open to legally-constituted community groups, non-profit organisations and registered charities.
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