Fife has been awarded funding from the UK Government's Community Renewal Fund, helping communities prepare the way for the replacement of EU funds.
The council submitted 14 projects for potential funding support of over £2.3 million before the deadline of June this year.
An announcement from the UK Government this week has confirmed that three projects have been successful in securing funding of just over £235,000. All projects should be delivered by June next year. They are:
- £25,000 - Feasibility Roome Bay Visitor Centre (Crail Community Partnership) - delivering a feasibility study for a new visitor centre in Crail, repurposing public toilets into a marine/coastal education centre, café and toilets. Public consultation will design the centre, develop a business plan for implementation and identify funding options.
- £153,500 - Heart Mind and Soul (FEAT) - test a new joined-up approach to management and support of volunteers’ contribution to the redevelopment of Silverburn Park, Leven. This combines current separate plans for the Park development into one, with volunteers and the wider community at its heart, making applications for implementation funding more successful.
- £52,000 - Rural Skills Kirkcaldy (Rural Skills Scotland) - will identify and work with individuals from deprived communities in Kirkcaldy to provide training in outdoor woodland/rural skills activities. It will work with people over a 6-week period to provide practical experience, access to training and at le least one nationally recognised industry specific certificate.
Co-Leaders Cllr David Alexander and Cllr David Ross welcomed the funding and pledged to make sure the council continues to take full advantage of future UK Government funding opportunities.