Construction Fund grant awards

Recipients of Inch Cape Construction Fund grants

These are the local organisations and groups awarded funding through the Inch Cape Construction Fund which supports community projects that help tackle the effects of poverty and inequality, improve the environment or support sustainability within the Prestonpans or Cockenzie & Port Seton community council areas.  

Round 1 awarded April 2024

Organisation

Initiative

Amount

Cockenzie & Port Seton Community Council

Contribution towards the cost of replacing five flagpoles on Port Seton Promenade

£2000

Waggon Way Explorer Scout Unit

Purchase of new camping equipment so local Explorer Scouts can go on regular camping trips, fostering a deeper appreciation of nature and learning valuable life skills

£1500

Cockenzie Out of School Care

Contribution towards the costs of outdoor play equipment, including ‘loose parts’ play items, for children aged five to 12.

£2000

Tranent and Preston Village Cricket Club

Contribution towards the costs of supporting an additional cricket team, allowing more community members to participate in the sport locally, fostering social interactions and physical wellbeing.

£1500

Saltire Team Gymnastics

Provision of funding to enable to purchase of equipment for new toddler and pre-school gymnastics classes.

£2000

Longniddry and District Gala Committee

Hire of the marquee for this annual community event – Longniddry and District Gala 2024

£820

Retrain Scotland

Contribution towards costs related to supporting trainees to develop practical skills and improve employability.

£2000

Prestonpans Community Council

Helping to fund the installation of lights on the Prestonpans Living Christmas Tree, encouraging community spirit during the 2024 festive season.

£2000

Round 2 awarded May 2024

Organisation

Initiative

Amount

Heavy Sound CIC

Contribution towards the cost of supporting children with therapeutic one-to-one sessions and group work to improve mental health and coping strategies.

£1000

Into Work

Supporting the cost of employing a part-time Advisor to deliver the East Lothian Works programme for secondary school pupils in Prestonpans.

£1000

Port Seton Centre Management Committee (SCIO)

Contribution towards the cost of drama tuition, for young people with additional support needs to develop improved self-confidence, communication, and interpersonal skills.

£1000

Preston Lodge High School Pipe Band

Provision of funds towards the costs of providing exam and solo competition opportunities, enhancing players’ musical experiences and gaining recognition for their achievements.

£1000

Preston Lodge Learning Foundation

Contribution towards the cost of replacing essential equipment used for the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme within Preston Lodge High School.

£2000

Prestonpans Community Council

Covering the costs of the ‘Plants for Heritage’ project to brighten a recently restored area of Prestonpans, instilling an increased sense of community pride amongst residents.

£1,318.20

Women’s Aid East & Midlothian

Supporting women and families subjected to domestic abuse with fuel and food costs through the provision of food vouchers and meter top-ups..

£2000

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