FET Board Meeting – May 2020

Due to the current situation the Fife Environment Trust Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday 28th May 2020 has been postponed.

The meeting will now take place as a virtual meeting on Thursday 25th June 2020. We will be in touch with all applicants after this date to advise the outcome of applications.

Large Grant Update

Whilst the latest closing date for the large grant applications has now passed, Fife Environment Trust are still accepting applications via email submission. The revised deadline for receiving large applications is now the 30th April 2020.

All applications, supporting documentation and enquiries must be directed via email in the meantime.

Fiona Scott – fiona.scott@fife.gov.uk
Claire Moyles – claire.moyles@fife.gov.uk

Decisions on the large grant applications is scheduled for the end of May 2020 and we will provide an update if this changes.

Update 19/03/2020

Whilst the Fife Environment Trust staff are continuing to provide a service, we would advise that phone contact may be limited and would be grateful if communication could be made via email where possible.

Fiona Scott – fiona.scott@fife.gov.uk

Claire Moyles – Claire.moyles@fife.gov.uk

We appreciate your support during this time.

Submission Deadline

The next closing date for the submission of large grant applications to Fife Environment Trust is Tuesday 31st March 2020. All eligible end of March submissions will be considered by the FET Trustees at the end of May 2020.

Applications to our small grant scheme for awards up to £10,000 are considered on a rolling basis.

Application forms are available to download from the ‘Applications’ section of this website.

November 2019 Funding Committed

The Board of Fife Environment Trust recently met to consider 19 large grant requests for funding. Of the 19 applications submitted, the Board agreed to approve 14 projects including:

* £50,000 to Collydean Community Centre towards the costs associated with alterations and improvements to the building;
* £47,619 to Buckhaven Baptist Church towards the expansion and improvements of the kitchen facilities;
* £50,000 to YMCA Glenrothes towards the costs associated with rejuvenating a large garden area including the creation of a play area;
* £46,832.35 to Kingsbarns Community Council towards the cost of improving the current play park offering located at Seagate, Kinghorn;
* £49,800 to East Wemyss and McDuff Green Poverty Action Group towards the cost of creating a community garden which will contribute towards the prevention/relief of food poverty;
* £27,000 to Abbeyview Bowling Club towards the cost of replacing the indoor bowling arena carpet; and
* £14,225.25 to Fife & Kinross Bat Group towards the cost of creating a unique ‘bat house’ and night scented garden in Letham Glen, Fife.

In total £577,097.60 was committed by the Trust for projects to improve/create public amenities or restore historic buildings.

Submission Deadline Reminder

The next closing date for the submission of large grant applications to Fife Environment Trust is the last working day in September 2019. All eligible end of September submissions will be considered by the FET Trustees at the end of November 2019. Application forms are available for download from the ‘Applications’ section of this website.

St Bryce Kirk Historic Rose Window

With the help of a small grant award from Fife Environment Trust, restoration of the historic rose window at St Bryce Kirk is now complete.

The project involved the restoration and preservation of an important piece of heritage. The restoration work undertaken will also prevent damage to the interior of the listed building from water ingress through cracked glass and open cracks in the stone tracery.