Funding Success with Blackcraig

We are happy to announce that we have been granted £7,800 from the Blackcraig Windfarm Community Benefit Fund. This grant will enable us to offer a one-year employment contract to a Volunteer & Retail Coordinator at the Hive in Moniaive. With the exception of a limited opening period over Christmas 2020, the Hive has been closed for the duration of the Covid emergency. We have used this time to carry out essential repairs to the building, including damp treatment and floor replacement and levelling. This grant will now help us in our efforts to reopen as quickly as possible, because we appreciate how much the Hive has been missed by so many of our regular customers and service users.

We would also like to congratulate three other community groups who have achieved success in the same funding round. All three are currently being supported by Moniaive Initiative as they bring forward new projects:

Glencairn Memorial Institute has been granted funds to carry out essential building repairs (damp remediation and electrical improvements) to allow the building to re-open to the public following a long closure during the covid emergency.

Moniaive Playcare has been granted funds towards the internal fit-out of their new childcare facility in Corrie Doon in Chapel Street.

And finally, Glencairn Land & Woods Trust has been granted funds to enable them to employ a Development Officer to carry forward their aspirations for woodland ownership and management.

Our Chairman, Bill McLarty, said: “It is great to see over £47,000 of Blackcraig Wind Farm Community Fund monies coming into Glencairn and we were delighted to be able to support so many of our local community organisations to make successful bids”

We would like to thank the Blackcraig Windfarm Fund, and everyone at Foundation Scotland who administer the fund.

You can see the full list of awards here:

https://tinyurl.com/blackcraigawards

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