…for the community
First awards to community groups announced
Trustees of the Neilston Windfarm Legacy (NWL) are pleased to announce the outcome of the grant applications received since we launched the fund in October 2018. All offers of funding have been subject to detailed scrutiny against the published criteria.
The following projects have been funded and are completed
- Include Me 2
- Neilston Hub Club (£14,488) for arts and crafts activities for young people with learning and other disabilities.
- Minibus (£9,678) part-funding (with ERC) for specially adapted and wheelchair accessible transport.
- Neilston Bowling Club (£5,000) to help renovate the historic 1903 Clubhouse, which village community groups and individuals can use for events free of charge.
- Levern Valley Community Brass (£5340) for a residential intensive tutoring weekend. The band actively recruits pupils from the village primary schools and the linked secondaries.
- Neilston 1st Boys Brigade (£2,000) for a residential outdoor experience at Lapwing Lodge.
- Glen Halls Indoor Bowling (£250) for publicity materials and catering.
- NDT for Blooming Neilston project:
- Scoping study for the project (£6,975) for a consultancy on ideas for improving the environment and appearance of the Village.
- Kingston Park Hedges (£850) for repair and replacement of damaged hedges and fencing.
- Joint PTA colour Run and Fun Day (£1000) for an outdoor event to bring together pupils and parents of the two primary schools, to nurture relationships prior to the creation of a joint campus.
- Neilston Window Wanderland (£1,149) for registration, resource manual, materials and community artist support sessions.
- Neilston and District Pipe Band (£14,545) for up-grading uniforms, pipes and drums.
- Neilston and Uplawmoor First Responders (£15,359) for installation of electronic gates and security keypads to make their base at The Bank fully Covid compliant and reduce noise to neighbours.
- Neilston War Memorial Association – Norwegian Refugees (£6,168 – Stage 1) for memorial benches and a historic lectern now installed in Kingston Park.
More projects are underway and/or have been given in-principal support by the NWL Board. These include upgrading the Memorial Garden for 1st Neilston Scouts; developing a history booklet/display boards as Stage 2 about the Norwegian Refugees; for building a new training pitch at Brig O’Lea; and for supporting productions for the Neilston Players.