Alastair Majury on Dunblane’s Common Good Fund
At the Tuesday 28th May 2019 meeting of the Audit Committee, the accounts of the Common Good Funds were up for review.
I took the time to highlight that out of the four Common Good Funds that Stirling Council administers, Dunblane’s is the only one to have had zero applications since it was established. Although not the only forum the council’s Chief Finance Officer did explain that it would be normal practice for the local Community Council to promote the existence of a Common Good Fund and encourage suitable proposals that require funding to apply.
Stirling Council currently administers 4 Common Good Funds namely:
· Bridge of Allan
Both the Dunblane and Callander Common Good Funds are smaller than the Bridge of Allan’s and Stirling’s, and the current size of Dunblane’s is less than what Bridge of Allan has distributed so far, however the fact that remains the money is sitting in a bank account that good perhaps be put to better use in the community.
In the past ten years, the community of Bridge of Allan has benefitted from £49,317 worth of applications to the Bridge of Allan Common Good fund being granted.
Since it was established there have been no applications made to the Dunblane Common Good Fund.
If you have an idea that you think would be benefit from Common Good fund, funding in either Dunblane or Bridge of Allan you can find out more about how to apply from here: https://medium.com/@majury1981/dunblane-and-bridge-of-allan-common-good-funds-28a3e55db631
Alastair Majury resides locally in the historic Scottish city of Dunblane, and is a Senior Regulatory Business Analyst working across the country. Alastair Majury is also a volunteer officer at the local Boys’ Brigade company, a charity which focuses on enriching the lives of children and young people, and building a stronger community. Alastair Majury also serves on the local council (Stirling Council) as Councillor Alastair Majury where he represents the ward of Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, topping the poll.