Please see details below of a funding workshop run by the Robertson Trust for their Wee Grants for Wee Groups programme. This is a great opportunity for community groups (including Community Councils) to find out more about Wee Grants for Wee Groups and maximise their chances of a successful application. Places are limited, so don’t delay. Please note this workshop is not open to registered charities, though registered charities are eligible to apply to Wee Grants for Wee Groups.
The Robertson Trust is looking for ten constituted community groups to join them in Stirling for a free Wee Grants for Wee Groups ‘Making an Application’ workshop.
The event will take place on Tuesday 5 November at the Barracks Conference Centre from 10 am – 12 pm and offers two representatives from each group the opportunity to work with Funding Officers on writing an application for an award of between £500-£2000.
Although the fund is also open to registered charities this particular workshop is only for constituted community groups and they ask that you familiarise yourself with their eligibility guidance before getting in touch.
You can request a place at the workshop by contacting them (maximum two per organisation). Spaces are limited and a member of their Giving Team will be in touch to confirm availability.
14-20 Pitt Terrace
Tel: 01786 233143
To keep up to date with funding opportunities register on our Funding Stirling website:
Dunblane Community Council has won the Mike Seal Cup 2019 for its work on one of the High Street's listed buildings (constructed in 1726).
This Planning Application is being considered now by Stirling Council
Major development on A9 Northbound at Firs of Kinbuck on land some 500m South West of Balhaldie Farm, Dunblane
Proposed roadside services comprising Petrol Filling Station (sui generis), Truck Stop, Restaurants and Drive-thru (Class 3/sui generis), Amenity Building (Class 1 & 3 and ancillary uses), Hotel (Class 7), landscaping, access and ancillary works. View Planning Application 19/00243/PPP
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This News Item was posted in August 2018
The Proposal of Application Notice is for Land at Firs of Kinbuck, A9, 500m South-west of Balhaldie Farm, Dunblane.
The Notice is for the Erection of a Roadside Services Area comprising Petrol Filling Station, a Truck Stop, a Restaurant and Drive-thru’s an Amenity Building and a Hotel and Leisure (whatever all that means!)
If you want to know more, come along to a Public Exhibition in the Victoria Hall, Dunblane on Tuesday 2nd October 2018 from 3pm to 8pm
Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise’s Inspire Volunteering Awards. 2019 showcase the local volunteer teams who dedicate their time to help others in their community.
Over 120 people gathered at Hotel Colessio to celebrate Stirling’s volunteers in a ceremony hosted by SVE in partnership with Stirling Council and sponsored by Solicitors for Older People and The Barracks Conference Centre amongst others.
The evenings most prestigious award was the Inspire Volunteering Award 2019
The award was presented to Dunblane’s Braeport Memory Café
The weekly café offers invaluable support to people with dementia and their carers, providing activities and an opportunity to relax and socialise. School children from the local primary school regularly pop along to help participants use iPads and often stay for a sing along.
Volunteer Breda Seaman said: “I am completely overwhelmed, but I would like to say that small acts of kindness make a huge difference to the most vulnerable members of society. Just getting a group of willing volunteers together to have fun at a memory café enriches all our lives.”
There are three proposed options for renewal of the multi-unit play equipment at Rylands Park
Alan will collate the resposes and forward them to the Council.
Glassingall Estates Ltd and Active Stirling have submitted to Stirling Council a Proposal of Application Notice for the development of 135 bespoke holiday lodges and a purpose-built residential activity centre on the Glassingall Estate near Dunblane.
Public Exhibitions were due to be held where members of the development team were to be in attendance to provide information and answer questions that the local community may have. They have been cancelled until further notice.
Kinbuck Village Hall, Kinbuck, Tuesday 22nd October 2019 (4pm – 7pm) NOW CANCELLED
Victoria Hall, Dunblane, Wednesday 30th October 2019 (3pm – 7pm) NOW CANCELLED
Dunblane Sports Club celebrated the opening of their new squash courts on Sunday 18th August by hosting the latest event in the Scottish Squash Roadshow. Scotland’s number 2 and world ranked number 79 Alison Thomson teamed up with National Coach Paul Bell to deliver coaching sessions for juniors and adults, followed by an exhibition match and a chance for club members to ‘play against the pros’.
The courts have been given a complete £30k rebuild, including new state of the art ASB walls, new Junckers sprung flooring and new lighting. The investment comes alongside increased popularity in squash, with busy club nights, team practice sessions, ladies and men’s teams in local leagues, and a popular internal box league and ladder. The new courts have been sponsored by Erskine Eyecare, who have branches in Auchterarder, Bridge of Allan and Dunblane.
Scottish star Alison said she had a “great day getting on the new courts with the juniors and adults”. Paul praised the club for investing in their facilities and promoting squash to the local community: “It was so much fun in Dunblane on our latest Scottish Squash Roadshow. It was a nice challenge delivering a session for 12 adults on 2 courts of various abilities, but that’s why we do it. When there’s a will there’s a way.”