Muckhart Village from Seamab

Award of Burnfoot Hill Community Fund Micro-Grants for 2021

Muckhart Community Council (MCC) is pleased to announce that three Burnfoot Hill Community Fund Micro-Grants, of £500 each, have been awarded to the following community organisations;

  • Muckhart Amenities Society – to cover the cost of replacing the worn out planters throughout the village, and for the planting of new spring bulbs.
  • Muckhart Golf Club – to cover the cost of a new sound system within the clubhouse, which will provide more flexibility in controlling the sound and directing it to separate areas of the facility.
  • Muckhart Nature Park – to enable the organisation to enhance the grass access areas, and improve the appearance of the metalled paths and forum.

The Burnfoot Hill Community Fund annual Micro-Grants, totalling £1,500 are being awarded by Muckhart Community Council every year to individuals or organisations within our community and applications for 2022 will be invited shortly.

What is an MCC Micro-Grant?

MCC Micro-Grants are awards of up to £250 to individuals and up to £500 to groups for: “charitable purposes to the general benefit of local residents, including individuals and non-constituted groups” in line with the aims or purposes of the main Burnfoot Hill Community Benefit Fund.

How will an MCC Micro-Grant benefit our community?

The MCC Micro-Grants scheme can impact a wide number of residents, for example, by supporting:

Those not involved with, or benefiting from, activity run by formal, constituted groups, i.e. small, un-constituted groups providing valuable services or activities (for example, voluntary groups, lunch clubs or friendship groups) which may be ineligible to apply to the main Burnfoot Hill Community Fund
Individuals undertaking specialist training (for example, music or athletics) which fosters local talent
Individuals or small groups with an idea they wish to ‘test’ or try out
Participation (including travel) of community members to represent our community at regional or national events or in activities that are not available locally
Who can apply for an MCC Micro-Grant and for how much?

The following may apply to MCC for a Micro-Grant:

Individual members of the community, resident within the MCC area
Informal, non-constituted groups, based within the MCC area
Constituted groups, based within the MCC area

Should this be of interest, and you think your group could benefit from a micro grant, please get in touch with one of the Muckhart Communcity Council members.