There are 7 projects seeking funding in Falkirk South:
Friends of Dollar Park
Requested funding: £80,000
Renovation of the Dovecote and associated landscaping Dollar Park
The Dovecote in Dollar Park is an iconic building that has unfortunately deteriorated considerably over the years. It is the intention of the Friends of Dollar Park, working with other stakeholders, to restore the building to its former glory.
The semi ruinous buildings in front of the dovecote would be removed and the area would be landscaped, incorporating seating areas; the trees adjacent would be cut back to enable the building to be a standalone feature.
Dollar Park invokes a lot of nostalgia and memories in past generations and by this restoration will do so for present and future generations.
Callendar Park Par 3 Golf Course
Requested funding: £7,277.67
Par 3 Golf Course Restoration
Scope of Work:
To install tee mats, vandal-proof bins, green pins flags, completion late 2021, and to partner the Falkirk Council in restoring the greens.
Community Choice funds:
Without the funds the course, in disrepair, will not fully reopen.
Why Vote for this Project?
There is a need for healthy activity to rehabilitate people from the mental and physical health issues of lockdown in Falkirk communities and the people in the 13 high-rise Towers.
The Par 3 will provide increased participation in golf, walking, wildlife interest and fostering communities, equalities, and collaboration.
Tamfourhill tenants and residents organisation
Requested funding: £52,500
Tamfourhill outdoor gym & free form exercise area
Outdoor gyms help to promote active and healthy lifestyles by making activity easy to access and free to use. We hope to provide everyone with the chance to be active in their community with outdoor gym equipment that is accessible for all in the area. The aim is to bring people together to be active and have fun whilst boosting mental health in the area. Just adding an extra 10 minutes of moderate activity to your day can help you feel happier and healthier.
- free to use – Tacking poverty inequality.
- Easy to access and outdoors.
- Being active will boost mood.
- Equipment can be accessible for all, including wheelchair users.
Falkirk Junior Bike Club SCIO
Requested funding: £62,500
Callendar Park Cycling Hub
Falkirk Junior Bike Club is working in partnership with Falkirk Community Trust to develop an underused area of Callendar Park to develop a new facility which can be used for developing cycle skills, running events and supporting other types of Sport and Physical Activity. It will create a safe environment in which to build confidence, fitness and develop technique - and will be able to be used year-round as will be floodlit.
Please consider supporting our project to create a new space within the park to encourage people of all ages to be active - promoting good physical & mental health.
Requested funding: £14,376
Barnardo's @ Watling Lodge: Connecting our Children, Families and Communities with Nature
Barnardo's grounds at Watling Lodge are beautiful and biodiverse and are used to help children and young people build their confidence and resilience. Within our Barnardo’s services, we support over 300 children and families across Falkirk, and have continued to do so throughout the pandemic. Outdoor spaces are the safest space for therapeutic work just now. An outdoor toilet and kitchen would allow us to safely extend our face-to-face support. Our children say that feeling connected to nature, helps them to have better mental health and wellbeing, and to manage difficulties at home and in the wider world.
Go! Youth Trust (SCIO)
Requested funding: £45,000
Christian Institute Redevelopment - Go! Youth Trust
Since 1880 the Christian Institute has served the young people of Falkirk and the surrounding area. Since 2011 Go! Youth Trust have provided young people with youth work drop ins, 1:1 support, personal development and employability programmes.
Go! Youth Trust have applied to Community Choices to grow its provision by building a new floor which will house a dedicated training space for disengaged young people. The funding will also provide a new ground floor community hub for youth and families which will be available to partner organisations. Both floors will be connected via a platform lift ensuring access for all.
Ettrick Dochart Community Hall
Requested funding: £28,000
Garden @ The EDGE
Hallglen is a recognised Scottish Area of Multiple Deprivation.
In this area of Falkirk South, we have little community facilities that offer diversity to all.
Garden @ The EDGE will allow all individuals to have a pleasant safe space to get together as often as possible; we have all realised the need for this when dealing with COVID-19.
Garden @ The EDGE will encourage community growing, and build confidence by providing a facility that will be open and accessible to all. The facility will bring diverse groups together outside to allow them all the opportunity to work and share together.