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The Burnfoot Hill Fund: We’re Looking for a Muckhart Panel Member !

Further to the post on 9th February (see below), announcing Muckhart’s membership of the EDF Burnfoot Hill Community Fund, Foundation Scotland is now ready to recruit a member from our community to join the Muckhart Community Panel.

This Panel will be made up of two members from Muckhart Community Council (MCC) and one member from our community and will represent Muckhart on the Burnfoot Hill Community Fund Advisory Panel which awards community grants – worth up to £5,000 – based on entitlement and the benefits to be gained.

The Burnfoot Hill Community Fund Advisory Panel, in turn, is made up of local representatives from Alva, Menstrie, Dollar and Tillicoultry, Coalsnaughton and Devonside and, now, Muckhart. It will deal with grant applications, across all five communities, and will meet three times a year, twice to consider applications and once for a review meeting.

Briefly, the purpose of the Panel is:

  • To advise the Foundation regarding awards from the Fund
  • To advise the Foundation on other aspects of the management of the Fund, such as, promotion and awareness-raising or the development of strategic activities designed to maximise benefits to the community

The Muckhart Community Panel, in addition to representing Muckhart on the Burnfoot Hill Community Fund Advisory Panel, will also assist MCC in managing and allocating local Winter and Event grants – each worth £2,500 – which will be awarded to our community on an on-going, annual basis. The Muckhart Community Panel will also assist MCC in managing and awarding local Micro-grants – worth up to £500 each – designed to fund local, small-scale projects.

So, if you are aged over 16 years, live in the Muckhart area, have an interest in community activity and wish to join the Muckhart Community Panel, then please contact Eimear, at Foundation Scotland, to request a nomination form or to discuss the fund, or panels, in more detail, via the contact details listed below:

Email: eimear@foundationscotland.org.uk Telephone: 07912 759623

Alternatively, you can request a form from Mike Wilson, MCC Secretary, via the link below:

Email: sec.muckhartcc@gmail.com

Click on the following link to access the poster:

EDF Burnfoot Muckhart Panel

About Mike Wilson