feel free to email us gifford.woodseh41@gmail.com and/or fill in the pledge form on the right - this is a community-led project, your input is important

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Great News!

We are delighted to announce that the Scottish Land Fund has agreed to conditionally grant the Gifford Community Land Company £291,520 to support our attempted purchase of (and the ongoing upkeep of) Speedy & Fawn woods. This grant award is conditional on successful price negotiation with the vendor and our ability to raise the additional funds we will require.

We have already received significant pledges of financial support from within the community and have had a number of successful fund-raising events.  We have now applied for charitable status and will only be asking people to honour their pledges once this is in place and we have completed our negotiations.

Clearly the Scottish Land Fund grant award is a huge step forwards for us. We are optimistic that negotiations will be completed - and the additional funds required raised - before the end of March. To ensure we will be able to hit the ground running if the purchase is completed, we have already started the process of recruiting a Woodlands Project Manager (as proposed in our feasibility study).

We are a community led project and are open to any offers of support or assistance (be that financial support, people volunteering their time/expertise or able to help recruit the Project Manager). All are welcome to join us for our next public meeting (our EGM at Gifford Village Hall on 21/12 at 19:30) where any questions can be asked and (hopefully!) answered.

For those not able to attend the EGM, we can be contacted by email directly at gifford.woodseh41@gmail.com - or alternatively feel free to contact any of the management team directly (Meet the Team)

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