Thursday 31st January is the closing date for submitting applications to the CLIMB Project.
CLIMB stands for Community-Led Improvements for Methil and Buckhaven and is making grants of between £250-£5,000 for actions by local groups or charities which implement Community Action Plan priorities for either Methil or Buckhaven.
This can cover a range of priorities set by the local community such as park improvements, litterpicking, public events, community art and more.
Already, a number of applications have been submitted, both Small (up to £999) and also larger (up to £5,000) for the £30,000 pot available for both Methil with a similar arrangement and sum for Buckhaven.
A simple application form is required and all eligible proposals will then be voted on by local residents. Projects with the most votes will receive funding by the end of March 2019.
Applicants will be asked to present their projects at friendly public events in:
Buckhaven Sat 2nd March 11-2 Buckhaven Community Centre
Methil Sat 9th March 11-2 Methil Memorial Park Neighbourhood Centre
Voting boxes will also be distributed around town ahead of these events.
For anyone seeking to discuss their idea or who needs help filling an application, the second Drop-In session will be held on Wednesday 23 rd January from 2-3.30pm, and 6-7pm at Buckhaven Community Centre, Kinnear St, Buckhaven.
Contact: Allen Armstrong, CLEAR 01592-713078. or email CLIMB@clearfife.org
The funds have been raised by CLEAR from the Scottish Government’s Community Choices scheme. There is a total pot of £30,000 for Buckhaven and a separate pot of £30,000 for Methil and Methilhill to implement the recommendations included in the Methil/Methilhill Community Action Plan (2016-21) and Buckhaven Community Action Plan (2018-23). A Steering Group comprising Fife Council, Corra Foundation, CLEAR and others is facilitating the process. But it is local residents who will decide which project receive funding.