Set up last year to recognise and support some of the incredible organisations making a difference across Fife, these grants are made possible by the generosity of contractors who join our charitable framework, donating 2% of their invoiced costs to benefit good causes.
Successful Giving Something Back Grant applicants were invited along to a community event to ‘pitch’ their project to local residents and a panel of judges who would then determine the amount of funding they would receive.
Following the pitches, we were delighted to be able to award 13 community organisations with funding. The well-deserved recipients were:
The Cottage Family Centre, EATS Rosyth, Crombie Residents' Association, West Fife Woodlands Group, Valleyfield Community Club, Food For Your Future Community Pantry, Linton Lane Centre, Re-engage, Dunfermline Men’s Shed, Real Life Options, Nourish Support Centre, Rock Trust and The Karate Initiative.
Other highlights of the evening included delicious pizzas and bagpipe music, provided by Piping Hot Pizza, garden games for the kids, courtesy of The JR Group, bingo with prizes and a live demonstration from students of the Karate Initiative.
Beverley Graham, Director of Housing, and one of the judges on the panel commented, ‘This was a fantastic event and the pitching was a brilliant way to hear from these groups in person, providing a fun and informative opportunity for them to showcase the inspiring work that they do in our communities. This format really complimented the ethos of our Giving Something Back Grants and we are looking forward to building on this success again next year.’
The next round of Giving Something Back Grants is expected to launch in Spring 2023 so, if you are involved in a group that could do even more with a little extra investment, please look out for their launch. More information will be available here and on our social media channels closer to the time.
Our Giving Something Back Grants are made possible thanks to the generosity of the contractors we work with including; MAC Roofing, Rogerson Plumbing, QAPM, Moffat, Electrical Projects, Bell Decorating Group, Eurojet (Scotland), Pankhurst Decorators, Saltire Facilities Management, Shine Cleaning Services, Belac, Virtue Services Group, RB Grant, Forth Plasterers, Mitie Property Services, Metro Rod and City Technical.