Work has been going on over the past weeks in the Lower Birks in our project to improve the looks and amenities of the area for visitors and residents alike and hopefully is now open for all to use and admire. Our thanks is due to our contractor Alex Butters work force for their co-operation and the very high standard of workmanship displayed throughout and to Perth & Kinross Council for the infrastructure works which they undertook. We are also indebted to our funders Griffin Calliachar Fund, Perth & Kinross Council Community Environment Challenge Fund and also supported by Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER Programme 2014-2020: The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas without whose support this project could not have happened.
About the Rural Perth and Kinross LEADER Fund
The new 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
About Griffin & Calliacher Community Fund
Part of SSE’s Community Investment Programme, theGriffin and Calliachar wind farms fundprovides £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.
About the PKC Community Environment Challenge Fund
PKC’sCEC Fundis 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.
CO-OP COMMUNITY FUND
Move2Improve are delighted that we have been successful in our application to be a beneficiary of the Co-op Local Community Fund. We ask all who are Co-op members to help us raise the funds to continue our efforts to improve the amenities and environment of Aberfeldy. To help us, if you are a Co-op member, you can go onto the Co-op web site and select Move2Improve as the good cause/charity you wish to support. The money the Co-op set aside from your purchases for their Community Fund as a Co-op member will then come to Move2Improve.If you are not a Co-op member ask in store for details about joining.
CHRISTMAS MARKET TOMBOLA
Thank you to all who supported us by visiting our stall at the Christmas Market and
and participating in the tombola and other prize draws. Our sincere thanks is also
due to those who helped us man the stall the many businesses and individuals
who contributed prizes. The funds raised from such events, in this instance almost
£400, is important to help us in the work that we do to improve the environment of
the town for residents and visitors alike.