At the Board meeting on 28 June 2018, the Trustees awarded grants to the following groups:
- 44th Fife (St Leonard's Church) Scout Group - £2996 towards the purchase archery equipement and expedition tents.
- Restoration 'recovery' cafe - £1737 towards indoor and outdoor sports activities for members of the Dunfermline group which meets in St Margaret's Church, Touch.
- Calaiswood School - £3218 towards the purchase of 3 running bikes for use by pupils during PE, physiotherapy and play sessions.
- Rotary Club of Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay - £500 towards travel costs of the day outing to Dundee for the members of the Rosyth social cafes run by Link Living.
- Queen Anne High School - £1400 to allow pupils who won an award from the Florida Studio Theatre's Young Playwright competition to attend the festival in Sarasota to see their plays being performed.
- Centre Stage Performing Arts - £1000 towards the travel costs of the dance group attending the 'Dance the World' convention in Florida in 2019.
- Rotary Club of Dunfermline - £1400 towards travel and accomodation costs for 2 young Dunfermline 'ambassadors' to attend a Youth Peace Palace event in the Hague in September.
At the Board meeting on 26 April 2018, the Trustees awarded grants to the following groups:
- Queen Margaret Hospice Garden Group - £2000 towards the creation of a garden for hospice patients their visitors and hospice staff.
- Crossford Carpet Bowls Club – £637 for the purchase of a new carpet for the club which meets in Crossford Village Hall.
- Dunfermline Heart Support Group –£1000 towards the installation of a Public Access Defibrillator at Baldridge Community Centre.
- Fife Autism – £1000 towards an activity programme for the group which meets every second Tuesday at the Gillespie Centre.
- Royal Highland Education Trust – Fife Countryside Initiative – £1000 towards transport and other costs of a Farm Visit Day for pupils from local schools in May.
- Dunfermline District 5 Guides – £960 towards the costs of an adventure day for 27 Guides and their 3 leaders while on a trip to Switzerland in July.
- Hanover Scotland – £848 towards the purchase of an electronic bingo machine and hi-fi with microphone, karaoke and guitar input for their social sessions in the resident’s lounge.
- Dunfermline Athletic Girls Football Club – £500 towards the purchase of equipment for the u11 team.
At the Board meeting on 22 February 2018, the Trustees awarded grants to the following groups:
- Dunfermline & West Fife Sports Council - up to £9000 towards the primary school coaching intiative to deliver sports coaching using qualified coaches from local clubs to primary school pupils within their own school during the school day.
- Kingdom of Fife Orienteers - £350 towards a new urban orienteering map of Dunfermline.
- Dunfermline Waterpolo Club - £1000 towards new equipment.
- Dunfermline United Burns Club - £600 for senior pupils and teachers to attend the annual dinner.
- Carnegie Cycling Club - £22845 towards the equipping of the new Community Activity Base in Pittencrieff Park and purchase of trikes for a new Cycling Without Age chapter.
- Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay Rotary Club - £600 towards the travel cost for pupils from Dunfermline schools to attend the Kids Day Out event in June.
- Dunfermline Delivers - £20,000 towards particular community event elements of the Outwith Festival 2018 taking place in September.
- Contact-the-Elderly - £528 towrads the cost of a trip to Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway for members of the Dunfermline groups in August.
- Rosyth Gala Committee - £1000 towards the gala day in Rosyth Public Park in May.
- Dunfermline & West Fife Sports Council - £5000 towards the primary school sports festivals where local schools take part in competitions in athletics, badminton, basketball, bowls, cricket, hockey, orienteering and tennis.
At the Board meeting on 14 December 2017, the Trustees awarded grants to the following groups:
- Dunfermline Community Safety Panel/Community Police - £3000 towards an interactive play/workshops at 4 local high schools focussing on alcohol, tobacco, drugs and social media misuse.
- Fischy Music - £7098 towards a music transition event for Woodmill High School cluster primary school pupils in 2018.
- Cairneyhill Athletic Football Club - £1500 towards the purchase of waterproofs to allow the club's 7 teams train outdoors over the winter months.
- Dunfermline Photographic Association - £700 towards a high schools photography competition.
- The Karate Initiative - £1000 towards the renewal of martial arts licences.
- Community Police/ Dunfernmline Community Safety Panel - £1000 towards the KickStart programme in Woodmill High School cluster primary schools.
- Fife Community Drugs Service - a special Christmas grant of £1000 for the purchase of gifts for families of service users.
- Fife Cycle Speedway - £914 towards new equipment for the club
At the Board meeting on 26 October 2017, the Trustees awarded grants to the following groups:
- Fire Station Creative/Nordoff Robbins - an additional £2360 towards the purchase and installation of a music therapy studio.
- Dunfermline Community Heritage Projects - £600 towards a local history conference to be held in the new Carnegie Library and Galleries and Museum.
- Police Scotland/ Dunfermline Community Safety Panel - £1000 towards the Kick Start football programme in Woodmill High School cluster primary schools.
- Pantomime - £7000 for the purchase of pantomime tickets for local community groups
- Dunfermline Photography Association - £700 towards the purchase of a new lap top.
- Dunfermline Rotary Club - £960 towards the transport costs for three school choirs to attend rehearsals with the Royal Marine Band in advance of a concert in Dunfermline Abbey.
At the Board meeting on 31 August 2017, the Trustees awarded grants to the following groups:
- Elite Taekwon-Do Scotland - £1000 towards the travel costs of 17 competitors taking part in the Tae Kwon Do World Championships in Kilarney in October 2017.
- RealLiving Social Cafe - £693 towards the purchase of a microphone and speaker system and live entertainment sessions for this group which meets on Wednesdays at Parkgate Community Centre.
- Dunfermline & West Fife Sports Council - £1600 towards promotion of the 'Come & Try' sessions offered by affiliated sports club, to encourage participants to have a go at different sports.
- Dunfermline Delivers - Outwith Festival- £995 towards the purchase of pop-up banners for use at this new local arts festival's venues and a back drop for the outdoor stage at the gap site on the High Street.
Guidelines for Schools
Additional guidelines for schools have been drawn up… click here
Dates of Board Meetings
The dates of the Board Meetings for 2017/8 are:
14 December 2017
22 February 2018
26 April 2018 + AGM
28 June 2018
30 August 2018
25 October 2018
13 December 2018
At their AGM in April 2018, the Trustees appointed Ian Wilson as their new Chair. Ian will serve as Chair for the next two years.Fiona Robertson was elected as Vice Chair.
The 2017 Annual Report of The Carnegie Dunfermline & Hero Fund Trustees is available to read by clicking here.
The Carnegie Dunfermline Trust is delighted to report the progress towards the re-opening of Abbot House with the initial intention of reinstating a café as soon as possible. After extensive consideration of a range of options to return Abbot House to the heart of the community, the Trust has identified an operating model which aims to provide long term stability for the role, care and maintenance of the building. Together with funding from Fife Council and the Architectural Heritage Fund the Trust has teamed up with the team that successfully transformed the Fire Station Creative from vision to reality and who are in the process of developing detailed plans for the future of Abbot House. Whilst the building has been closed to the public the Trust has been committed over the last year to ensuring the successful completion of a backlog of work. This has included renovations to the roof, chimneys and guttering with ongoing work to the drains and the addressing of some internal issues.
As the result of a recent Strategic Review, the Trustees wish to focus their interest and support on particular issues with client groups around the themes of Loneliness, Health & Wellbeing and Poverty. A seminar discussion took place in the Glen Pavilion in September 2016 with representatives of those working in our local community. Click here for the note from the meeting.