July 2019 Funding Alert

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Welcome to the July edition of the Funding Alert. Please click the link above to download the Alert in PDF format.

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Of particular note this month are:

The Community Investment Fund closes on the 21st of August 2019.
The Common Good Fund closes on the 9th of August 2019.

The Community Planning Partnership has a Facebook page!

Like Perth & Kinross Community Planning Partnership on Facebook to keep up to date with the work of the partnership.

Kids Week in Crieff 2019

This summer Kids Week in Crieff begins on Sunday 14th July with Gala Day. KWIC then includes a variety of activities and events through five consecutive days of activities timetabled from Monday 15th to Friday 19th July 2019. KWIC is aimed at all ages of kids (from tots to teens) and is an all-inclusive, intergenerational, week-long event held in various venues throughout Crieff.

Several events will be taking place in MacRosty Park, including the Fairy Walk throughout the week and the Gala Day on Friday the 19th July. Visit the Kids Week in Crieff website or the KWIC Facebook page for more details. Event timetables are available in many stores in Crieff as well as the Pavillion Café and Strathearn Community Campus.

Bridge Replacement Programme

Our infrastructure squad have had a very busy few months building some of our bridges located throughout Perthshire. The squad are often out in our rural areas with some beautiful scenery, hard at work to get the bridges ready for other members of the public to enjoy and link walks in the villages around Perthshire.

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Beaver Scouts

17th Perthshire Beaver Scouts spent a pre-midge season evening in the Birks of Aberfeldy where they learned how to make a shelter in the den building area, slack lining and responsible access into the countryside. As ever the Ranger was happy to be involved in making the access legislation fun by heating up water responsibly for hot chocolate and making the odd smore!

 

Litter!

Community Greenspace keep a supply of litter picking equipment in Highland Perthshire for community groups to use.

In June the litter picking equipment was out on loan to the 17th Perthshire Beaver Scouts, the primary 3 class from Breadalabane Primary and to the Tay Valley Time Bank.

Please contact community Greenspace if you want to borrow the equipment.

 

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Gloves and Cake!

Highland Perthshire was buzzing with volunteers during May! It was a busy month with community groups, school groups out working together. Tasks included refurbishing a boardwalk at Rannoch Station, removing Beech trees from the Birks of Aberfeldy, building bird boxes and bashing bracken.

As a result of the wet weather and number of tasks we had a mountain of gloves needing to be washed! Thank goodness for the amazing donations of cake that kept everyone motivated and full of energy!

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Designing Futures Together Awards 2019

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Very well done to all involved in the projects and applications for the Designing Futures Together Awards last week.

The results for Community Greenspace were:

Category 1 – Service Innovation and Improvement – Perth Crematorium Refurbishment – Bronze

Category 3 – Tackling Inequalities and Improving Health – Woodland Activity Sessions for Dementia – Gold

Category 5 – Junior Rangers Programme – Silver

All excellent projects and showcase the great work being undertaken.

Please follow the hyperlinks above to watch the videos for each category! and learn more about our award winning projects in our blog using the links below!