The Big Lottery Fund Scotland has awarded the Kirknewton Community Development Trust an additional £150,000 funding to support the Kirknewton Development Plan, facilities and projects from August 2016 to July 2018.
This allows the Trust to develop a sustainable funding plan and seek additional funding to support their work as a local anchor organisation. They intend to continue to develop projects for young people, local events, improving facilities and new initiatives such as zero energy housing for the elderly.
Stewart McKenna, Chair of the Trust, said, “We’d like to thank the Big Lottery for their continued support of our work and providing this award.”
Tony Foster, CEO of the Trust, said, “We hoped that ongoing funding for Kirknewton would have been provided by the community benefit fund from Fauch Hill wind farm, which was due to be in the region of £100,000 a year. Sadly this was not to be and now funding from renewable energy projects is becoming more challenging for community groups. This Big Lottery award gives us time to support the fantastic work volunteers and projects do for the benefit of those who live and work in Kirknewton and find a way forward to maintain that beyond 2018.”