Charity Funding Opportunities

The following information may be of interest if you run a local charity.

The Weir Charitable Trust has launched a one-off emergency fund totalling £200,000 to be directed to support the most vulnerable people across Scotland. This is in addition to the normal 6 monthly cycle of awards. The Trust will prioritise one-off awards to support projects addressing loneliness and isolation; mental health support, food and fuel poverty, supporting people with additional support needs, young people and families facing financial uncertainty due to redundancy.

To be considered for the award groups and charities must be in a position to use the funds immediately to provide direct support in their communities. Applications close at 5pm on Friday 4th December 2020.

Movement for Good’s 12 Days of Giving is back again for 2020. Nominations are invited for any UK registered charity for the chance
to win £1,000.

There will be 10 winners drawn at random each weekday from
7 –22 December 2020.

A total of 12 charities will share £120,000 and the more nominations, the better the chances.

Level 4 Do’s and Don’ts

Information from Councillor Martin Earl

Stirling will move to Tier 4 ( highest) level of restrictions from Friday 20 November at 6pm for three weeks.

Not travelling out with your own Tier 3 & 4 Council area unless for essential reasons as defined by Scot Gov will become the law from Friday as well.
Use following link to check details of what this will mean…/coronavirus-covid-19-protection…/

All non-essential shops will close as will all hospitality except takeaway provision. No indoor socialising, outdoor max 6 from 2 households. Gyms will close. Schools remain open.

Road Closure at Callander

23rd November to 11th December

C114 and Invertrossachs Road will close for their entire lengths from 23-11-20 until 11-12-20 to facilitate the construction of passing places.

Alternative Route: via A81 – A84 – A821 and vice versa.

Access maintained for residents and emergency vehicles.

A COPY of the Order can be requested by e-mailing or

Coronavirus Update 29th October 2020

Information from Councillor Martin Earl

Please see attached the various tables from the Scottish Government framework document that show the restrictions, requirements or guidelines that apply in a range of areas.

These are much the same as those currently in place and that will remain until the official Tier 3 designation begins  on November 2.

#NationalPlan4Scot Youth Project

Planning Aid for Scotland (PAS) is a unique, independent and award-winning charity that helps people shape their communities by engaging with the planning system.

They want to hear from young people (14 – 26) who are interested in the future of Scotland and would like to tell them what they think about the future of their country.

To take part in their survey visit