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.

FET Large Grants Deadline Approaching

The next deadline for the submission of Large Grant Applications to Fife Environment Trust is Friday 29th March 2019. Please submit your completed application form (and supporting documentation) in time for this deadline in order for a late May 2019 decision by the Board.

The last round of funding applications saw £600,465 committed to 19 projects including the following:

* £17,040.75 to the Toll Centre in Burntisland for a replacement heating system;
* £22,838 to CLEAR of Buckhaven towards the costs associated with a project to enhance Buckhaven foreshore;
* £43,848 to Colinsburgh Town Hall towards the cost of replacing all windows within the hall building.

As before, there are no deadlines associated with the submission of Small Grant Applications to Fife Environment Trust. Both application forms are available for download from the website under the ‘Applications’ tab.

Funding Deadlines

Please note that the next deadline for the submission of large grant applications to Fife Environment Trust is Friday 30th March 2018. The Board will meet to consider the submissions at the next meeting of the Trustees scheduled for Thursday 31st May 2018.

Applications for funding via the Small Grants Scheme can be submitted at any time.

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Funding Committed

The Board of Fife Environment Trust recently met to consider 16 large grant requests for funding. Of the 16 applications submitted, the Board agreed to approve funding towards 14 projects including:

* £50,000 to Queens Hall in Charleston towards the costs associated with roof repairs;
* £50,000 to Tayport Community Trust towards a component of the wider Tayport Community Hub project – namely heating installation and solar panels;
* £49,965 to North Queensferry Community Centre towards the installation of a Multi-Use Games Area adjacent to the Community Centre building;
* £24,000 to the Dalgety Bay Woodlands Group towards the costs associated with upgrades of sections of Core Path and steps;
* £50,000 to The West Braes Project as a contribution towards the costs involved in rejuvenating Pittenweem’s outdoor sea pool; and
* £49,550 towards the costs of restoring the Abbot House building in Dunfermline.

In total, £571,730.21 was committed by the Trust for projects to improve/create public amenities or restore historic buildings.

Ceres Memorial Hall

This month Ceres Memorial Hall Committee successfully claimed their small grant award from Fife Environment Trust to help reduce the building’s carbon footprint and running costs.

FET funded a replacement boiler, the installation of new radiators and a replacement window to help improve the public amenity for the local community. Applications to the Trust’s small grants scheme can be considered on a rolling basis.

Enquire now to find out if your small project is eligible for funding.

Auchtermuchty Play Park Opens

Last month saw Auchtermuchty Community Trust draw down their FET funding award for the project to install a new natural play area at Low Road Park in Auchtermuchty.

In addition to cradle swings, junior swings and a team swing, the park also offers an adventure trim trail and wooden climbing structure complete with slide. Low grassy mounds are a new feature within the park alongside a new seesaw and roundabout.

The Community Trust successfully claimed their full award of £18,868 from Fife Environment Trust. The FET award combined with match funding secured for the works, enabled this project to progress to completion with an opening ceremony held earlier this year.

Low Road Play Park is open for use!

July 2017

Since the launch of the new Scottish Landfill Communities Fund, FET has committed over £880,000 to 33 projects helping to lever in match funding amounting to approximately £1.86 million. Funds committed include a £50,000 award to improve the play facilities situated in North Road, Saline, £50,000 towards the costs to light up St Andrews Cathedral and £15,000 to install green gym equipment in Kennoway.

The next deadline for the submission of Large Grant Applications to the Trust is Friday 29th September 2017. Submissions to the Trust’s Small Grants Scheme can be made at any time.