Muckhart Village from Seamab

Looking for funding?

Helpful advice for completing a funding application

A good starting point is to contact the Clackmannanshire Third Sector interface (CTSI)

Contact C.T.S.I.  web page      http://ctsi.org.uk/?s=funding
tel                   01259 213 840
email              admin@ctsi.org.uk

address         Connect Centre, Burgh Mews, Alloa, FK10 1HS

Contact person is Julie McGrath

Why CTSI?

– CTSI have a huge knowledge & expertise in capturing current funding
CTSI will look through draft applications and offer advice
– CTSI can provide access to the Trust Funding web site
(Trust Funding is an excellent web site which can match funders to your particular
initiative, and guests can access this website using a terminal in CTSI Alloa office)

 What key information should you have to apply for funding?

When completing a funding application try to include the following information;

  • Provide Objectives and clear outcomes (include a succinct description)
  • If possible, link your objectives to the funders’ aims and objectives
  • Demonstrate community involvement ownership and support
  • If a large project, have a steering group set up to manage it (properly convened)
  • Contact Details of Project contact person (lead person)
  • Link if possible to a local authority/community based development plan / action plan.

What else can you do to help your application be successful?

  • Study the funders web site and understand their aims and objectives
  • If possible demonstrate a track record on successfully delivering projects
  • Have information on your initiative/project on your own web site & Facebook
  • If possible ensure your initiative/ project is known about within the community!
  • Don’t complete an application if the information is not available
  • Ask others who have experience in seeking funding to look through your application
  • Make sure application is well written, ensure someone checks grammar & spelling

Note: A poor and badly written application can dis-credit an organisation!

 

 

New TRO’s for Muckhart, Tillicoultry and Tullibody

Clackmannanshire Council have posted the below TRO’s which may effect your movements around the area. Please follow the below links for more information.

5-6-1778 The Clackmannanshire Council, A823 Muckhart (Temporary Prohibition of Driving, Parking and Loading) Order 2019

5-6-1781 The Clackmannanshire Council, St Serf’s Road Tillicoultry (Temporary Prohibition of Driving, Parking and Loading) Order 2019

5-6-1782 The Clackmannanshire Council, School Road, Tullibody (Temporary Prohibition of Driving, Parking and Loading) Order 2019

Muckhart in Bloom – call for volunteers

Remembrance Service

There will be a remembrance service led by Rev Iain Goring on Sunday 11th November from 9:30 at Muckhart Parish Church. Afterwards there will be a remembrance service including the laying of a wreath at the memorial adjacent to the Coronation Hall from around 10:50am.

All are welcome.

Marilyn Childs Duncan – live in Muckhart

New Bistro opening at the Golf Club!

MCC Notice of meeting and AGM

The AGM of Muckhart Community Council will be held on Wednesday 5th September 2018, in the Coronation Hall

(It will follow on from the MCC meeting which starts at 7:30pm)

UK Footgolf Scottish Open 29th July 2018

In connection with the forthcoming UK Footgolf Scottish Open at Muckhart Golf Club, a marquee is being erected to the front of the club house. Those passing through will be directed behind the club house during these works. The Golf Club apologise for any inconvenience.

Livestock worrying

We have been alerted by local farmers that livestock worrying is becoming a concern within the Muckhart area.

The guidance below has been prepared by the Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime, in partnership with Police Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, NFUS, Scottish Land and Estates and the Kennel Club, to raise awareness amongst dog owners.

Inspector Jane Donaldson, Police Scotland’s Rural Crime Co-ordinator, said: “The worrying of livestock can have devastating consequences for farm animals and has an obvious financial and emotional impact on farmers and their businesses. The vast majority of livestock worrying incidents involve sheep and can occur when a dog attacks, chases or in the case of sheep, is at large (not on a lead or otherwise under close control) in a field where livestock is kept. The devastating effects of a dog attack are evident and cannot be overstated but significant damage can also be caused by a dog simply being present in a field.”

The advice to dog owners who live in rural areas or anyone walking and exercising their dogs in the countryside is to ensure they are under control at all times and avoid going into fields where livestock is grazing. The Scottish Outdoor Access Code says dogs shouldn’t be taken into fields where there are lambs or other young farm animals.

Farmers and those who use the countryside are urged to report all incidents of livestock worrying to police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.  For more information on outdoor access rights and responsibilities, see www.outdooraccess-scotland.com

Soft Rock – Live band at Muckhart Golf Club