…for the community

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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.

NDT (2023 – £26,976) for a community consultation and technical feasibility study to determine the potential future of the Crofthead Mill as a community asset.

Neilston Mens Group (2023 – £3,000) for the consolidation and development of a support group to address mens’ health needs and associated issues such as isolation and loneliness.

Incredible Edible Neilston (2023 – £3,323) for the study and introduction of permaculture principles and practices in community projects and green spaces throughout the village.

Neilston Community Choir
• (2023 – £3,220) for continuation of support for the choir, including public performances.
• (2022 – £4,400) for operational costs to support the development of the choir.

St Thomas’ Primary School
• (2023 – £550) for embroidered sports bibs and kit bags for use at external events.
• (2022 – £2,000) for a residential experience and outdoor activities for P7 pupils at Lockerbie Manor.

Neilston War Memorial Association
• (2023) £1,000 to tidy site and renew plantings at War Memorial and Pipe Major’s Memorial.
• (2019) £6,168 for bespoke memorial benches and a historical lectern in Kingston Park.

1st Neilston Boys Brigade
• (2023 – £1636) for a range of external activities to enhance the life skills programme.
• (2019 – £2,000) for a residential outdoor activity weekend at Lapwing Lodge.

Neilston Players (2020 – an in-principle offer for two consecutive productions, after the pandemic)
• (2023 – £5,035) for production of Aladdin.
• (2022 – £5,035) for production of Cinderella.

The Folks’ Music Project
• (2023 – £17,544) for continuation and development of the project, including public performances.
• (2021/22 – £16,931) for establishment of high quality, inclusive and accessible instrumental folk music tuition and related activities for local young people and adults.

NDT for Neilston-Uplawmoor Community Link project with Sustrans
• Land Purchase & Legal Fees (2022 – £35,635) for land at rear of Wellpark required for the link
• Legal Fees (2020 – £1,200) for land at Glen Finlet and Glen Falloch purchased for the link by Sustrans

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• ‘Neilston Active’ (2022 – £21,714)) part-funding for targeted, inclusive services and outdoor physical activities to support village residents severely impacted by the pandemic
• Minibus (2020 – £9,678) part funding (with ERC) for a specially adapted, wheelchair accessible minibus
• Neilston Hub Club (2019 – £14,488) part-funding for arts and crafts activities at the Neilston Hub Club

Neilston Computer Club (2021 – £1,950) for new IT and operational costs to support club activities.

Lapwing Lodge (2021 – £30,000) part-funding for replacement and installation of cold water tank.

Neilston & Uplawmoor First Responders (2020 – £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 at night.

Neilston Window Wanderland (2020 – £1,149) for registration, resource manual, materials and community artist support sessions.

Neilston & District Pipe Band (2020 – £15,545) for upgrading of uniforms, pipes & drums.

1st Neilston Scouts – Centenary Garden (2019 – £19,000) for landscaping, paths, raised border, storage, tree work and plants.

NDT for Blooming Neilston project
• Scoping Study (2019 – £6,975) for a consultancy on ideas for improving the environment and appearance of the village.
• Kingston Park Hedges (2019 – £850) for repair and replacement of damaged hedges and fencing.

Joint Primaries PTA Colour Run and Fun Day (2019 – £1,000) for an outdoor event to bring together pupils and parents of the two schools, to build relationships prior to creation of a joint campus.

Neilston Bowling Club (2019 – £5,000) part-funding for renovation of the historic 1903 clubhouse, one room of which can be used free of charge by community groups.

Glen Halls Indoor Bowling Club (2019 – £250) for publicity materials and catering.

Levern Valley Community Brass (2019 – £5,340) for a residential intensive tutoring course for junior band members actively recruited from local primaries and linked secondaries.