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Aberfeldy Lower Birks

Aberfeldy Lower Birks Community Conservation and Enhancement Project

Organisation: Take a Pride In Perthshire Association

This project aims to conserve and manage the natural environment of the Lower Birks for nature and people as well as providing a new amenity for everyone to enjoy and to enhance the visitor numbers in Aberfeldy.

The project will take place in the Lower Birks, Aberfeldy. In the woodland incoming light has been reduced by unchecked growth and this, combined with poor drainage, means the area has become increasingly damp and muddy. Improvements to the drainage, landscaping, provision of new amenities and ongoing management will transform this well-loved public space into useful town facility for everyone to enjoy. It will also provide enhanced connectivity within the town.

Website: www.prideinperthshire.org

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £74,341.00

LEADER Grant: £8,841.00

Atholl Centre Conference Facilities

Atholl Centre Conference Facilities

Organisation: Atholl Baptist Centre Ltd.

The project has built a fully accessible conference room with AV and deaf loop, ensuring equality of access for all. The new conference room offers a combination of beneficial aspects not available anywhere else in Pitlochry enhancing access to community meetings and clubs.

Website: http://www.athollcentre.org.uk/

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £137,443

LEADER Grant: £30,000

Auchterarder Paths Network - Provost

Auchterarder Paths Network – Provost Walk

Organisation: Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust

The project aims to deliver a major upgrade to the Auchterarder cross-town path known as Provost Walk to make it a multi-user path suitable for walkers, wheelchairs, motorised wheelchairs, buggies and cyclists.

The project will encourage active travel throughout the area by providing a safe, off-road route that enables residents to get across town without having to use the busy High Street but still being able to access it using spur paths that link the Provost Walk to the High Street. It links to other current community plans including the upgrade to Jubilee Park to which the Provost Walk links, improving paths through new housing developments that are currently being built and linking to a proposed employment area in the east of the town. In the longer-term, the project will be integrated into a circular path around Auchterarder and into a national, long-distance walking/cycling path PKCT and Perth & Kinross Council are working to establish between Lochearnhead and Newburgh.

Website: www.pkct.org

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £425,500.00

LEADER Grant: £50,000.00

Cateran's Commonwealth

Cateran’s Common Wealth

Organisation: Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust

The project aims to promote a greater knowledge and understanding of the importance of the common wealth in future sustainability, whilst enabling local people to develop new skills through a diverse range of arts and cultural practices.

It is an ambitious new initiative that will build on the significant arts, crafts, culture and heritage assets of rural Eastern Perthshire. It will use the Cateran Trail, a fully waymarked walk of 64 miles (103 km) that lies at the heart of Scotland, as a stage for a multi-year programme of diverse arts and heritage activities aimed at: encouraging greater stewardship of the area’s common wealth for the benefit of future generations and igniting a fresh interest and understanding the role of arts, cultural and heritage practices in the social, economic and environmental sustainability of Scotland’s rural communities.

Website: http://commonculture.org.uk/

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £159,892

LEADER Grant: £41,761

CDT Cultybraggan Camp Development Project

CDT Cultybraggan Camp Development Project

Organisation: Comrie Development Trust

The project aims to deliver a fully functioning self-catering development and Heritage Activity Plan. Work will include repairing and renovating 11 B listed Nissen huts to become self-catering accommodation, and developing an exciting events programme, with heritage work focusing on increasing knowledge of the camp.

Website: www.comriedevelopmenttrust.org.uk

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £ 93,770.00

LEADER Grant: £43,396.00

Coupar Angus Cycling Hub

Coupar Angus Cycling Hub

Organisation: Forward Coupar Angus

The project aims to develop a sustainable cycling based operation in Coupar Angus which will deliver income and employment opportunities to the town.

It will develop a sustainable social enterprise built upon a range of cycling initiatives operating in Coupar Angus. The enterprise will offer employment, training, tourism opportunities, alternative transport methodologies and community social and recreational activities to Coupar Angus and the wider Eastern Perthshire population. There are also plans to upgrade the current cycle workshop to incorporate a showroom and space to train more cycle mechanics.

Website: https://forwardcouparangus.co.uk/

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £50,000.00

LEADER Grant: £20,000.00

Coupar Burn Community Biodiversity Project

Coupar Burn Community Biodiversity Project

Organisation: Take a Pride In Perthshire Association

The purpose of the project is to provide balanced management to enhance the area for nature conservation and biodiversity, provide a new amenity for residents and to help reduce the risk of flooding.The burn will be transformed into a wonderful haven for wildlife and resource for the community rather than looking over grown and becoming a dumping ground. Paths will also be created and seating installed along with information panels about wildlife, biodiversity and history. The project will give young people the opportunity to participate, learn new skills and increase their chances for employment.

Website: www.prideinperthshire.org

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £29,273

LEADER Grant: £7,000

Crieff Food Company

Crieff Food Company

Organisation: Crieff Food Company Ltd.

The project aims to develop a destination food retail / cafe experience in the centre of Crieff.

This will involve the development of the two main floors of an empty high street building into a food store that specialises in and promotes local produce. The business will partner with local suppliers / businesses ensuring that the ethos of quality locally sourcing is at the heart of the project.

There will also be the construction of a production kitchen that will produce a wide range of Crieff Food Co homemade pies, soups, salads, ready meals, home baking, jams, preserves and chutneys, with produce sourced as locally as possible. An onsite café will have a menu focused exclusively on produce from the shop, it is also planned that the café space will be utilised for cookery / produce demonstrations, talks on food, local supply chain and healthy eating as well as exhibitions.

Website: www.thecriefffoodco.co.uk

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £242,219.00

LEADER Grant: £30,000.00

Enterprising Rural Perthshire - Growbiz

Enterprising Rural Perthshire

Organisation: Enterprising Eastern Perthshire Ltd (GrowBiz)

The ‘Enterprising Rural Perthshire’ programme provides support to anyone who is considering becoming self-employed, or starting (or growing) a small business or social enterprise. Services are free and confidential, and include 1-1 meetings, peer support, learning sessions, mentoring, training and networking opportunities. Growbiz also works with the rural secondary schools to provide enterprise awareness and engagement with local businesses.

Website: http://growbiz.co.uk/

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £482,419

LEADER Grant: £320,419

Glendoick Play

Glendoick Play

Organisation: Glendoick Garden Centre

This project created an outdoor play park with the design particularly focused on young people with disabilities in order to make the facilities accessible to all. As well as housing traditional climbing and swinging structures, particular attention was paid to access, layout, ground surface and sensory zones which are especially important for children with additional needs

The project worked with charities specialising in play for disabled children, to create a haven that allows freedom and inclusion, while developing important life skills for young people. In addition, Glendoick staff undertook training to help them understand the challenges that children with additional needs face allowing them to communicate better with the young people and their carers

Website: http://www.glendoick.com/

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £61,640.00

LEADER Grant: £30,000.00

Highland Safaris

Loch Tay Safaris

Organisation: Highland Adventure Safaris LTD

A custom-built twelve seater boat allows visitors to discover and explore the magical stretch of Scottish water, Loch Tay. Loch Tay Safaris provide a unique cruise exploring the history, heritage and folklore of Perthshire’s largest loch.

Website: www.highlandsafaris.net

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £149,400

LEADER Grant: £74,000

Highland Swing

Highland Swing

Organisation: Highland Fling Bungee LTD

Highland Fling plans to design and install a Highland Swing. Highland Fling Bungee is the only permanent bridge bungee jump in the UK attracting 4000 visitors per year and employing approx. 20 people. The proposed swing will be a 40 metre rope swing under the Garry Bridge which will be open for thrill seeker over the age of 10, the swing will be the first of its kind in the UK.

Website: https://www.bungeejumpscotland.co.uk/

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £25,244.88

LEADER Grant: £5,000

Homestart

Home-start Rural Volunteer Support

Organisation: Home-start Perth

The project aims support families with children under five, living in rural areas, referred due to increased vulnerability. Support is tailored to the needs of the family, delivered in their own home by a trained parent volunteer and monitored by an experienced coordinator. Home-start volunteers work with parents to help them build a better environment for children. This is about parenting skills and self-esteem and empowering parents to become involved with their child’s development. Families will increase in confidence allowing parents to better engage with the wider community and children will be more resilient and their development enhanced by greater parental capacity.

Website: www.homestartperth.org.uk

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £120,030

LEADER Grant: £59,925

KHS Build a plane

KHS Build-a-Plane

Aero Space Scientific Educational Trust

The Kinross High School (KHS) Build-a-plane project will introduce pupils to the fundamentals of aircraft design, engineering and the physics of flight. A kit plane will be purchased and assembled by pupils with close supervision by ASK under the auspices of the Light Aircraft Association.

It is expected that the aircraft will be ready to fly in the spring of 2018 and at that time pupils from KHS and the surrounding area will be given free air experience flights. ASK will facilitate flying scholarships from the likes of the Air League for any young person interested to learn flying skills.

Website: www.aerospacekinross.com

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £85,000

LEADER Grant: £35,000

Kinross Farmers Market

Kinross Farmers Market

Organisation: KLEO (Kinross-shire Local Events Organisation)

The project aims to run a monthly farmers’ market from April - November. In 2017 and 2018 KLEO will organise eight monthly Farmers’ Markets a year from April to November, with the last being part of the bigger annual Festive Street Market. The project will also celebrate and promote local food throughout the year, creating a vibrant atmosphere attracting visitors to Kinross. The markets will take place on the 4th Saturday of the month with plenty of opportunity for everyone to get involved.

Website: www.kleo.org.uk

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £16,061.40

LEADER Grant: £8,030.70

Loch Earn Railway Path

Loch Earn Railway Path (LERP)

Organisation: St Fillans Community Trust Ltd

The Loch Earn Railway Path (LERP) is a community-led project that aims to bring new life to the area’s cultural heritage and increase tourism by developing a path along the dismantled railway track-bed, linking with established tourism routes. By extending the local path network and linking into amenities, the functionality of the path network will be increased- encouraging more people to use it.

The project will enhance the existing features of the railway line tunnel through a collaborative community arts project and provide a scenic viewing-pane of Loch Earn from the railway line through selective tree felling.

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £320,257.09

LEADER Grant: £60,000.00

Loch Leven Microbrewery

Loch Leven Microbrewery

Organisation: The Kinross Brewery Limited

The project will involve the refurbishment and extension of existing premises to make it fit for purpose. The microbrewery will be equipped with a four barrel brewing plant, with the view to brew four different beers and two ciders for direct sale to the public and to local hostelries. In due course, the intension is to possibly add micro distillery equipment in order to distil alcohol for the production of spirits such as gin, vodka and rum.

In addition to the brewing facilities, there are plans for a retail area where tastings of the beers and ciders can take place, as well as brewing courses being made available for members of the public.

Website:

Funding Package

Total Project Costs: £106,000

LEADER Grant: £33,600

Madoch Centre - Seating

Madoch Centre - Seating for Meeting

Organisation: St Madoes and Kinfauns Parish Church

The Madoch Centre will provide a community hub, within St Madoes, in the Carse of Gowrie. This Madoch Centre Seating Project is the final phase of creating facilities that will meet a range of needs. Seating for a range of ages, various groups and for those who have problems with mobility will enhance the use and purposes of the Centre.

The project will purchase different types of seating to fit with the different areas of the new centre depending on what activities will be carried out in that area, Seating with arms for elderly people with mobility problems, high bar stools for younger people making use of WiFi, settees beside USB points to allow access to technology, settees and tub chairs next to play areas for parents of young children, seating cubes for youth activities.

Website: www.stmadoeskinfauns.com

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £20,456.66

LEADER Grant: £10,000

Mindspace

Mental Wellbeing Improvement in Rural Perth and Kinross

Organisation: Mindspace Limited

The project aims to remove psychological barriers to social and economic participation by providing local access to community-based person-centred mental wellbeing services.

This project will focus on enabling individuals, particularly young people to develop the confidence to lead or contribute to the development of their rural communities. It will re-establish partnership arrangements with local GPs, hospitals, youth services, schools, employability and other agencies. As well as providing one to one meetings and support in the local area.

Website: www.mindspacepk.com

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £26,394

LEADER Grant: £13,197

RSPB Loch Leven

RSPB Loch Leven All-Access Underpass Design Phase

Organisation: RSPB Scotland

The overall project aim is to build a new accessible underpass structure under the B9097, this initial project enabled the commissioning of a comprehensive design study to establish budget and planning. This project forms the first phase in the final step toward RSPB Loch Leven becoming an all access nature reserve. With two wheelchair accessible paths on either side of the B9097 and a wheelchair accessible shop, café, visitor centre and education space, the current underpass is the only barrier preventing wheelchair users from accessing the full range of visitor infrastructure.

Website: http://www.rspb.org.uk/

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £17,550

LEADER Grant: £8,755

 

Rural Broadband

Rural Broadband Project

Organisation: Perth & Kinross Council

This project will appoint a project lead to assist rural communities in the Rural Perth and Kinross LEADER area that will not receive superfast broadband from the current Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) Programme. It will help them to work up projects and funding applications to implement superfast broadband in their community drawing down LEADER, PKC and CBS Broadband funding.

The project will provide an assessment of the extent of existing and planned deployment of superfast broadband and the speeds likely to be achieved in communities of Rural Perth and Kinross.  It will identify specified areas - based on postcode analysis - that are likely to require support because of their geographical location, technical constraints or need for connectivity for economic or social reasons.

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £100,000

LEADER Grant: £50,000

 

Scottish Crannog

Scotland’s Crannog Heritage: Celebrating 20 Years of Living History by the Loch

Organisation: The Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology

The project is a celebration of the Scottish Crannog Centre’s 20th anniversary, promoting Scotland’s prehistory and the archaeology on which it is based with a hands-on, living history approach. The signature event will feature re-enactors & craftworkers including bronze sword-making; iron furnace building & production; ancient pot-making & firing; hide tanning; wood & leather crafts; basketry; and textiles with spinning, weaving and dyeing.

Website: http://www.crannog.co.uk/

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £41,010.05

LEADER Grant: £20,505.02

SCYD

Restructuring, upskilling and asset growth of Strathmore Centre for Youth Development-SCYD

Organisation: Strathmore Centre for Youth Development (SCYD)

The project will allow the appointment of an enlightened Services Coordinator in order to develop the infrastructure, facilitate further growth and fundamentally change the level, scope, and direction of the Strathmore Youth Alliance (SYA) including its capacity to support young people to lead and contribute to the economic and community development of their localities. This formal Partnership development is imperative in developing a sustainable and progressive youth work service with the capacity to compete for commissioned contracts.

Website: http://www.scyd.org.uk/

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £67,200.00

LEADER Grant: £33,600.00

 

Social Enterprise Academy

Skill-Up through Social Enterprise

Organisation: Social Enterprise Academy

The project aims to create meaningful learning experiences for fourth year pupils with little or no experience of the workplace.

Through the project, participants will learn about workplace competencies with the support of skilled Academy Tutors, before being linked up with local businesses and social entrepreneurs to put the competencies into practice through taking part in practical, skill-based activities. The project will run three 6-week programmes, each compromising of a number of different components including; time spent at an Institute of Leadership and Management, the opportunity for participants to attend ‘behind the scenes days to practice key competencies as well as a networking event to explore work placement and volunteering opportunities.

Website: http://www.socialenterprise.academy/scot/

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £26,802

LEADER Grant: £13,401

 

Strathearn Cider Company

Srathearn Cider Company

Organisation: Strathearn Cider Company

The project will provide an opportunity to utilise local apples which currently do not have a use. It will involve the construction of a cider shed to allow the production of high quality cider, and this summer will see the launch of its new “Scruffy Dog Cider” brand”.

The new cider range, which includes medium dry and medium sweet bottlings, has been made using apples from Perthshire, including from Comrie Community Orchard at Cultybraggen, as well as apples from Herefordshire.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/strathearncider/

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £65,000.00

LEADER Grant: £32,500.00

Scruffy Dog Cider

 

Strathgarry Chalets

Strathgarry Chalets

Organisation: A.Scrimgeour and Son

The project will involve the construction of four log cabins and the creation of a cycle route and footpath linking two existing paths. A weekly farm show will be offered to all visitors, including demonstrations of various agricultural techniques and machinery, alongside information displays showcasing local livestock species and the chance to get hands on with some of the animals.

It will highlight the wealth of high quality produce available locally through welcome booklets provided in the chalets as well as emphasising the wide range of outdoor activities available in the area.

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £165,000

LEADER Grant: £30,000

Tea Gardens of Scotland

Tea Gardens of Scotland

Organisation: Artisan Tea Gardens Ltd.

This is a pre-commercialisation project to grow seedling tea in Scotland, process it and bring it to market. The project is working for the first time ever in Scotland with seedling tea, and will research cold tolerant varietals suited to the Scottish climate.

The Tea Gardens of Scotland is made up of a diverse group of people who each have their own favourite tea, however they all have one thing in common, a passion for high-quality tea!

This project is about trying to get the very best out of their tea bushes and ensure their longevity. Scotland is the northern most country that tea is being grown in on the planet, so the growers have had to take an innovative approach. They plan to process their teas individually at each different garden with great care on an extremely small-scale. To create a truly unique tea it is vital to work with the green leaf and to find the best processing methods to work with our terroir. Learning about different teas is a major part of the strategy.

Website: https://teagardensofscotland.co.uk/

Funding package

Total project cost: £155,504.35

LEADER Grant: £77,752.18

ScottishTeaGardens

The Birks Cinema Trust

The Birks Cinema Trust – Our First Community Programme

Organisation: The Birks Cinema Trust

The project aims to advance understanding in, and enjoyment of, the arts, heritage and culture in Highland Perthshire by offering a variety of community activities which involve all groups, especially those at risk of social exclusion.

The programme emphasises the building of capabilities - within the volunteer team, and within the session participants, developing leadership and self-reliance regarding funding. Also, the Programme provides locally an opportunity to develop an understanding of history, heritage and culture of Highland Perthshire, and an appreciation of the place of local and national heritage within the world.

Website: www.birkscinema.co.uk

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £61,520

LEADER Grant: £30,760

 

The Birks Cinema Trust - Marketing

The Birks Cinema Trust - Strengthening our Marketing Capability

Organisation: The Birks Cinema Trust

The project will develop the current marketing capacity within The Birks Cinema Trust by contracting a part-time Marketing Executive to develop new systems, documentation, and processes in six key marketing arenas, and provide classroom and on-the-job training to Birks Cinema management, staff, and volunteers.

Website: www.birkscinema.co.uk

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £42,000

LEADER Grant: £19,375

 

The Madoch Centre - building

The Madoch Centre

Organisation: St Madoes and Kinfauns Parish Church

The project has provided a community hub, within St Madoes, in the Carse of Gowrie, this involved the construction of a purpose-built centre. The new facilities are acting as a focal point to facilitate community development in a variety of areas including; sport, gardening, and sustainable transport. The project hopes that the new centre will help to combat social isolation amongst the elderly, young people, those with disabilities, & those with young children by providing a hub which is accessible to all, which can act as a drop-in facility, as well as hosting planned events and activities.

Website: www.stmadoeskinfauns.com

 

Wild Sparks

Wee Wild Sparks

Organisation: Wild Sparks Outdoor Play CIC

Wee Wild Sparks is an expansion to existing outdoor play and learning services provided by Wild Sparks Outdoor Play. It will include the delivery of a part time outdoor nursery and a programme of year round family activities and events. The project is focussed around the ethos and values of improving provision for local children and families and addressing early childcare and learning objectives, through a unique and innovative service that promotes values of environmental sustainability and nature connection. The project will contribute to community-based support and learning networks to share skills and resources by developing links with local family support services, initially with local Homestart group that supports vulnerable families with young children.

Website: www.wildsparks.co.uk

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £43,818.56

LEADER Grant: £21,909.28

Workshop Aberfeldy

Workshop Aberfeldy - Barriers to Employment

Organisation: The Workshop Aberfeldy

The project’s main focus is to promote equality of opportunity for individuals facing additional barriers to employment. The Workshop Aberfeldy is a social enterprise that supports young people in Highland Perthshire into employment by offering training opportunities and business experience in a manufacturing business, it offers unique services locally, supporting people toward employment and employability whatever their background

The Workshop is a unique, innovative facility; its focus on practical manufacturing skills as a route to employability through gaining workplace skills and experience in a genuine business, it focus on young people and those with additional support needs, and has a unique range of business services.

Website: http://www.theworkshopaberfeldy.org/

Funding Package

Total Project Cost: £71,031

LEADER Grant: £31,531

PK Leader

Environmental Services
Perth & Kinross Council
Pullar House
35 Kinnoull Street
Perth, PH1 5GD

Telephone

01738 477 963

Email 

RuralLeader@pkc.gov.uk

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