Community Chest Initiative
BOOST FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY INITIATIVES
are to be made available to support local community projects.
Currie Balerno Rotary Club has set aside within the current year’s budget
provision to assist modest local projects which offer benefit to the local
community. We call it our Community Chest and it is the initiative of President
Robert Menzies at the start of his year in office.
want us to be and be seen as being committed to our local community. I want us
to build on the contribution we already make locally and to strengthen our
links within the community. Our Club does such a lot both locally and
internationally but it is the local people who support us and enable us to
achieve so much and it is important that we support local people in return. Our
Community Chest is a way of doing just that.”
the Rotary Club invites local organisations or groups – schools, social clubs,
sports clubs etc – to apply for support. The criteria are straightforward.
are invited from organisations or groups but not from individuals.
projects must be new, clearly defined and quite separate from operational or
running costs or from projects already in place;
projects must be of benefit to the local community and this benefit must be
spelled out in the applications.
you want to know more about this proposal or about how to apply, contact us at
a word of caution. The Community Chest does not have unlimited resources – but
we want to see these resources spread across as many projects as possible.
An application form can be downloaded belowCommunity Chest Application Form.rtf
The response has been gratifying and the first awards were made in February, all to projects involving youngsters. The cheques were presented at a very informal tea party at the Corner Café in Currie.
The organisations receiving awards were:
The 3rd Balerno Brownies receiving a contribution towards the cost of a week-end at
The Dalguise Adventure Centre in Perthshire;
The Currie 2005 Football Club with a contribution towards the cost of their participating in the fair play football tournament in Ayr, which brings together teams from across Scotland;
Nether Currie Primary School who in participating in the Junior Awards Scheme, Scotland (JASS) have been commended for their contribution to a project addressing localised flooding in Muir Wood Park.
Currie Community High School whose participation in the Junior Awards Scheme Scotland (JASS) aims to provide community benefit by setting up environmental maintenance projects and by supporting care homes and charities
Currie Star FC are participating in the Gothia Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden in July. This is the world’s largest and most international youth football tournament. Each year, around 1600 teams from 80 nations take part. This is the first opportunity for these boys to go as a squad. Club President Robert Menzies is pictured with team coach Ian Dracup and two of the squad holding on to the cheque - Coll Dracup on the left and Callum Gourlay on the right.