Scotland: Committee decisions December 2023
SFF Development round applications
Nurturing Natural Connections - A resilient future for Cumbernauld
Applicant: The Scottish Wildlife Trust
Description: This project aims to build on the strong foundations of established partnership and collaborative working to forge a resilient future for Cumbernauld’s people and natural heritage. The project aims to cause a transformational change to the town’s natural heritage and how the local community engage with it.
Decision: Award development grant of £181,200 (67% of total costs) and potential delivery grant of £2,619,000 (71% of total costs).
SFF Delivery round applications
The Heritage Leader Traineeship Programme
Applicant: Next Step Initiative
Description: This project is a three-year long BME equality, diversity and inclusion heritage leadership trainee programme, supporting organisational and workforce development intended to address barriers to cultural change within the Scottish heritage sector. The overarching aim is to promote a more diverse heritage sector, more reflective of the population at large.
Decision: Award grant of £687,806 (84% of total costs)
Heritage in the making: Redevelopment of St Andrews Heritage Museum and Garden
Applicant: STAPT Limited
Description: This project aims to improve accessibility, sustainability, the visitor experience and community outreach at The St Andrews Heritage Museum and Garden.
Decision: Award grant of £630,688 (35% of total costs)
Scottish Cooperative Discovery and Activity Centre
Applicant: West Calder & Harburn Community Development Trust Ltd
Description: The Scottish Cooperative Discovery & Activity Centre aims to build on a proud local history to transform the Old Co-op Bakery in West Calder, a key birthplace of the Co-op movement, creating a new attraction of national importance with deep local roots.
Decision: Award grant of £1,929,600 (29% of total costs)