News - LCC's decision on £44k fund applications - April 2022
Updated: Oct 27
On Monday 4 April, Lochwinnoch Community Council (LCC) held a special public meeting to deliberate and decide on the applications to the Ogilvie Homes/Station Rise £44,000 fund.
The total amount requested from all applicants was £69,100, which meant that unfortunately we were not able to recommend funding for all applicants. In some cases applications did not meet our stated criteria, particularly that the funding should be for capital expenditure rather than operational.
Our aim was to fund as many organisations as possible. This has resulted in most applicants receiving a portion of their original request. Some applicants applied in the knowledge that additional funding would be required for their projects, while others requested their total costs.
LCC does not have access to the £44k fund and will not transfer awards to the successful applicants. We will pass on our recommendations for financial support to Renfrewshire Council who will hopefully agree with our decisions, though they will be unable to take any actions on funding until after the local elections on 5 May.
The full list of successful applications, including lead organisation, brief details of the project and financial award, is below:
- Lochwinnoch Primary School Parent Council
Art boards for playground: £108
P1/2 outdoor chalk boards: £132
Decathlon sports equipment: £350
P1/2 outdoor storage facilities: £719
Embankment slide: £3680
Waterproofs school set: £1361
- Dementia Friendly Group
Film licence purchase: £200
Coach hire: £225
- Lochwinnoch Community Development Trust
Annexe mural: £2000
Samba band instrument purchase: £472
Defibrillators purchase and installation: £4980
- Lochwinnoch Youth Project
I.T. suite hardware: £687
Camping equipment: £2896
Water sports equipment: £1334
- Lochwinnoch Community Garden
Raised beds, containers, soil, fertiliser: £1800
Plants and seeds: £400
- Lochwinnoch Gala Day
Electrical generators, gazebos: £5500
- Lochwinnoch Toddlers Group
Toddlers ‘Play Palace’: £4212
- Lochwinnoch Bowling Club
Bowling green upgrades/repairs: £8000
- Community Larder/Lochwinnoch Primary School
Cooking equipment: £2000
- Lochwinnoch Arts Festival
Mobile stage lighting: £500
- Lochwinnoch Welcomes
Local guide book design/printing: £1600
- Lochwinnoch Force For Nature
Swift boxes: £844
On Tuesday 5 April, LCC held its monthly meeting which was attended by Elaine Lorimer, Supervisory Transportation Officer at Renfrewshire Council, who answered questions on local traffic and transport issues.
The next LCC meeting will take place at 19:30 on Tuesday 3 May at Lochwinnoch Bowling Club. It will be preceded at 18:30 by a meeting with Pauline Moss (Renfrewshire Council) to discuss climate change and environmental issues affecting the village. Members of the public are invited to attend both parts of the evening.