Cumbernauld House Trust win 'Investing in Ideas' grant

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 16:01 BST on Monday 16th July 2012.

The Cumbernauld House Trust have earned themselves a £10’000 grant, allowing the Trust to continue their work within the community.

Announcing the funding through the Trust’s website, the group’s Chair Robert McAllen said: “We [Cumbernauld House Trust] are delighted to be one of the 16 recently announced Scottish groups to benefit from the Big Lottery Fund’s Investing in Ideas scheme.”

The Big Lottery Fund’s ‘Investing in Ideas’ awards grants of between £500 and £10,000 to a variety of organisations, including voluntary and community sector groups, social enterprises, charities, local authorities and health bodies, and the award can pay for a wide variety of activities including market research, public consultations and feasibility studies.

The Cumbernauld House Trust have said that the £10’000 funding grant will allow the Trust to commission the feasibility studies, at Cumbernauld’s Old Primary School, in Cumbernauld Village.

Talking about the completion of the studies, the Trust’s Chair added: “…we [Cumbernauld House Trust] look forward to sharing the results with you all when we get them around the end of August.”

Commenting, Big Lottery Fund Scotland Chair, Maureen McGinn, said: “Sometimes groups need extra help to translate exciting ideas into detailed proposals for funding. Thanks to Investing in Ideas, we can offer them support at an early stage to test if a project is practical and will deliver positive change in the longer term.  This little bit of timely help can often make the greatest difference.  So we wish all of these innovative projects the greatest of success as they begin to turn their project ideas into reality.”