Local groups and organisations in Grangemouth were given the chance to apply for funding to improve their community.
Residents voted for the projects that they though were most deserving of funding in a ‘first past the post’ ballot
You can read about the succesful projects below:
Sparta Boxing Academy: Gym Renovation & Refurbishment
Sparta Boxing Academy is as an ambitious and progressive boxing club that achieved
an unprecedented 5 Gold medals and 1 Silver medal at the 2016 Scottish Novice Championships.
Sparta has designs on winning even more medals and is seeking funding to renovate
and refurbish their gym, with a view to increasing their membership, and ultimately,
their medal haul. This project would see disused space within the gym converted
through the installation of new flooring, ceilings and other structural and cosmetic
Sparta is hoping that a high quality facility will contribute to their ambition of
attracting more users and producing boxers able to compete at local and national
events. They aim to make Sparta Boxing Academy a safe and enjoyable place where
the core values of physical and mental wellbeing, social interaction, and self-discipline
The Sparta Boxing Academy renovation and refurbishment project will meet the key
community priorities of providing social opportunities for people from Grangemouth
and improving health and well-being.
Moray Primary School Parent Partnership: School Grounds Development
Moray PS Parent Partnership is hoping to secure funding to build a trim trail in
an area of their playground that is currently under-used. This would form part of
their outdoor learning programme. The trim trail would be placed in the front playground
and could be used during PE and break times, during out-of-school hours, and by
after school club and scout groups.
The construction of the new Carrongrange School on the grounds of Moray had a detrimental
impact on the school children with their play area being significantly reduced.
This project would give children an opportunity to improve their health and fitness
through an active and creative play aid. They will become more confident and resilient,
and it will also increase their social and teamwork skills.
The Moray Primary School Trim Trail project will meet key community priorities of
improving the lives of children and young people and providing opportunities to
improve health and well-being.
Grangemouth Children's Day
Grangemouth Children's Day Committee has overseen this project since its inception
in 1906. It is the biggest event in Grangemouth. This project is an opportunity
for all schoolchildren and their extended family and friendship circles to showcase
and celebrate everything that is good about Grangemouth.
Grangemouth Children's Day generates a fantastic community spirit and goodwill, bringing
people together to socialise and help one another in preparation and anticipation
of the event. It is a chance for old friends to renew acquaintances and new friendships,
and memories, to be made.
Grangemouth Children's Day Committee is seeking funding to pay for hire of venues
and first aid provision for the Children's Day event. The Community Print Project
will meet the key community priorities of providing opportunities for groups to
work together to improve the Grangemouth community and improving health and well-being.
Friends of Zetland Park
Friends of Zetland Park has been working with Falkirk Council to submit a £2.5M bid
for funding to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards the Zetland Park comprehensive
development project. If successful, the park’s paddling pool and fountain would
be refurbished and repaired. The HLF funding would also be used to construct a new
skate park and play facilities, reconstruct the Old Town Clock, and undertake improvements
to the War Memorial.
Friends of Zetland Park are seeking a funding contribution from the Community Changes
fund towards their broader fundraising effort. They have been challenged, as townspeople,
to raise money in support of their HLF application to demonstrate backing for the
Zetland Park project across Grangemouth. The educational focus provided through
the Heritage Wall, in addition to improvements to the War Memorial and Fountain
will be of great value to current and future generations. The Friends of Zetland
Park project will meet the key community priorities of protecting green space and
improving the local environment, providing social and educational opportunities
for Grangemouth residents and providing opportunities to improve health and well-being.
Grange Kidz: Summer Play scheme
Grange Kidz Summer Play scheme is an Out of School care service that provides quality
care to children and young people outwith school hours and during school holidays.
It is the only service of its kind in Grangemouth and offers affordable childcare
to working families in the community, enabling them to attend work or engage in
Grange Kidz is a vital service for many families who rely upon it to enable them
to attend work or dedicate time to study, assured that their children are in a safe
and enjoyable place. They hope to secure funding to allow them to employ 2 additional
staff during the summer play scheme which will operate each weekday between 8am-6pm
for 7 weeks. The funding will also give children and young people new and exciting
opportunities to go on trips without burdening parents with added costs.
The Grange Kidz Summer Play scheme project will meet the key community priorities
of providing social opportunities for people from Grangemouth and improving health
Kersiebank Community Project: KCP Arts
The KCP Arts is hoping to receive funding to kick-start a project offering teenagers
from Grangemouth the chance to attend a safe and social space in which to nurture
and express their creative skills. This would be a Community Arts based project,
open to anyone aged 11-18, offering new educational and vocational skills in music,
visual arts, product and graphic design, creative writing, dance and drama - all
under one roof.
KCP Arts would be an innovative 'café style’ social space offering personal guidance
and support from trained youth workers and volunteers, as well as skills development,
in an area of multiple deprivation and health inequality. They are seeking your
vote to fund trained youth workers offering one to one guidance and support, training
and workshop costs, and ancillary equipment including a digital DSLR camera.
The Kersiebank Community Project – KCP Arts will meet the key community priorities
of improving the lives of children and young people and providing opportunities
to improve health and well-being.
Grangemouth Stags Rugby Club: Pre-school Activities Programme
Grangemouth Stags are seeking funding to establish a community activities programme
aimed at improving the health and well-being of 2-5 year olds, providing them with
a pathway to rugby. The programme will enhance the mental, emotional, social, educational
and physical skills of the children through fun games and activities, using age-appropriate
equipment delivered by club coaches. The play sessions will teach children how to
catch, pass, kick and run with a ball as well as the benefits of teamwork.
The Pre-School Activities programme would bring together young mothers from the local
community with the goal of providing physical activities to a large number of young
people aged between 2–5 years. The project aims to create a legacy that will benefit
the wider Grangemouth community and provide a convenient and accessible outlet where
transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, self-discipline and confidence
The Grangemouth Stags Pre-school Activity project will meet the key community priorities
of providing social and educational opportunities for Grangemouth residents and
providing opportunities to improve health and well-being.
Productive Parents: Garden Project
Productive Parents wish to develop a garden space behind Kersiebank Project. The
Garden Project would be a multi-purpose facility consisting of a seating area and
outdoor games area, as well as an area to grow produce. The fruit and vegetables
from the garden would be included in recipes to promote healthier diets and lifestyles
within the local area. Productive Parents would also like to use some of the funding
for a volunteer workers’ crèche facility for those who do not have access to childcare.
The Garden Project would be open to local youth clubs and schools keen to use the
garden to promote the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle to young people.
It will also provide an educational opportunity where young people, including pre-school
children, would learn valuable skills in how to grow, cultivate and prepare the
The Productive Parents Garden project will meet the key community priorities of providing
social, educational and employability opportunities, providing opportunities for
groups to work together to improve the community, and improving health and well-being
of people in Grangemouth.
Grangemouth Sea Cadets & Royal Marine Cadets: Recruitment Drive
Grangemouth Sea Cadets & Royal Marine Cadets are currently operating a recruitment
drive and are seeking funding to purchase a set of uniforms for current and future
Junior cadets. Grangemouth Cadets has very limited stock of Junior Cadet uniforms,
and these are in need of replacement due to age and in some cases they are outdated.
A new stock of uniforms would ensure Junior Cadets are looking their best when representing
the group at competitions and events. It will also give the Junior Cadets a sense
of belonging, encourage the children to attend, and ensure that low income families
are not burdened by having to pay for a uniform. The group also supports children
and young adults to achieve their goals and learn new skills, for example cooking
The Grangemouth Sea Cadets & Royal Marine Cadets project meets the key community
priorities of providing social, educational and employability opportunities for
Grangemouth residents and providing opportunities to improve health and well-being.
Grangemouth Older People’s Welfare Association: Carry on Cooking
Grangemouth Old People’s Welfare Association (GOPWA) provides a forum to enable older
people to socialise and access valuable information on health and well-being, and
personal safety. GOPWA also provides a drop-in service for the elderly and vulnerable
older residents in the community, including reasonably priced meals each Tuesday
and Thursday, and a breakfast each Friday.
However, the two industrial cookers currently used to prepare the meals are malfunctioning
and in need of replacement. GOPWA Carry on Cooking hopes to secure funding to replace
these cookers with modern industrial cookers. The new cookers would be made available
for other groups to use GOPWA is keen to explore opportunities with other community
groups to develop the use of their centre and share their catering facilities.
The Carry on Cooking project will meet the key community priorities of providing
social, opportunities, and improving health and well-being of people in Grangemouth.