SIX community projects in the Wee County have been massive boosts in funding from the UK Government.

The funding was delivered from the UK Shared Prosperity Communities and Place Capital Grant Fund and administered by Clacks Council.

This fund aims to support projects which improve accessibility, energy efficiency or resilience as well as supporting sports, arts, cultural and heritage assets and improving greenspaces.

Six projects in Clacks were successful in their applications, including Alloa Gymnastics Club, Clackmannan Bowling Club, Resonate Together, Sauchie Community Group, Tullibody Community Development Trust and Wimpy Park Community Group.

Council leader Ellen Forson said: “I am delighted for the six successful applicants who can now put this funding to good use.

“I hope the funds will make a positive and lasting difference to these groups and in our wider communities.

“It is great to see local groups being empowered in this way to access grant funding as local people know the needs of their clubs, groups and communities best.”

This grant scheme was launched in late September and applicants to put themselves forward with suitable ideas.

The funding will now go towards their projects, with each applicant outlining their plans for their grants.

The Alloa Gymnastics Club was awarded £9593 to undertake energy efficiency measures in their multi-purpose room as well as improve the facilities.

Clackmannan Bowling Club has been given £6000 to improve the glazing of the building to minimise any noise from events.

A huge £24,840 has been awarded to Resonate Together to allow them to install a fire alarm system throughout the buildings at Carsebridge.

Angela Watt, of Resonate, said: “This funding will improve the security of the buildings and give our community peace of mind that we’re all working together to sav this incredible asst at Carsebridge.”

New planters will be installed in the extensive community garden space from the Sauchie Community Group with the £6400 received from the fund.

Wimpy Park Community Group will aim to install a large piece of play equipment with a tower theme with the £28,268 they have been awarded.

Lastly, insulation will be installed in the attic space of Tullibody Civic Centre after the Tullibody CDT received their share of £8,850 from the grant scheme.

Janette McGowan, chair of Tullibody CDT, added: “We’re delighted to receive the funding, which will help to reduce the carbon footprint and energy bills that are currently through the roof.”

Another round of the UK Shared Prosperity Communities and Place Capital Grant Funding will take place in the summer of 2024.