IFLI Legacy

IFLI Management & Maintenance Fund

As part of the legacy arrangements of the Heritage Lottery Funded Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI) that ran between 2014 and 2018, the Inner Forth Futures partnership administers a small fund to provide one-off grants between 2018 and 2023. This page contains key information for interested applicants to the Fund including a downloadable guidance note and application form. It will also contain reports showing how the Fund has been spent in and around the landscape.

What we fund

Activity that you seek funding for must benefit the natural, cultural and built heritage of the Inner Forth or Inner Forth people and communities. As detailed in the guidance note, the IFLI Management and Maintenance Fund is divided into two discrete pots, each with their own criteria.

  • Pot 1: Access, natural and built heritage management and maintenance funding. Actions and activity that will directly manage, maintain or enhance a project that was delivered as part of IFLI. For example, but not limited to carrying out urgent repairs; replacement of tools or plants; printed literature or webhosting; repairs to access infrastructure. This pot has three tiers, tier 1 is for emergency or urgent repairs.
  • Pot 2: Training and support legacy funding. Projects or activity that will support ongoing training (formal or informal) within the Inner Forth area for individuals or groups of any age. For example, but not limited to: apprentice or training schemes; costs to run educational sessions or workshops using IFLI project sites (including production of learning materials); training costs for community groups working on or expanding IFLI projects (eg habitat management, species identification, heritage research/archaeology skills, or specialist equipment training).

Fund value and level of funding available to applicants

The IFLI Management and Maintenance Fund has a total cash value of £123,000. The proposed amount that will be allocated annually is shown below. The IFF Steering Group may decide to allocate a higher or lower amount of funding in any financial year. Please bear in mind the value of the fund when making your application. We welcome applications that can show match funding (cash, volunteer or in-kind contributions) as well as those that are seeking full funding.

Spend Description / Financial Year

2018/19

2019/20

2020/21

2021/22

2022/23

Total

Pot 1 – Access, natural and built heritage management and maintenance

£3,650

£18,250

£18,250

£18,250

£14,600

£73,000

Pot 2 – Training and support project legacy funding

£0

£15,000

£15,000

£10,000

£10,000

£50,000

Who can apply

Applications can be from any organisation or group that seeks to benefit the natural, cultural or built heritage of the Inner Forth area or Inner Forth people and communities. Community groups and organisations who worked closely with and benefitted from IFLI projects are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

  1. Download and read the IFLI Management and Maintenance Fund application guidance and IFLI Management and Maintenance Fund application form.  
  2. Complete an application form and return it to the Inner Forth Futures team by email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. You will receive an acknowledgement email from the Inner Forth Futures Team that will advise when the Inner Forth Futures Steering Group is next reviewing applications.
  4. Should you have any queries about the fund or your application please contact the Inner Forth Futures Project Manager: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Remember:

  • You can apply to Pot 1 and/or Pot 2 on the same form.
  • Applications to Pot 1, Tier 1 can be made at any time via the application form.

Application deadlines and assessment

Emergency applications to Pot 1, Tier 1 can be made at any time and will be considered as soon as possible. Non-emergency applications will be reviewed twice per financial year at Inner Forth Futures Steering Group meetings. The next deadlines are:

  • 1 March and 1 November 2020.

All applications are reviewed on their own merit by the Inner Forth Steering Group. The guidance note outlines additional criteria that may be used to assist the Steering Group in their decision making. Decisions will be shared with applicants as soon as possible following Steering Group meetings.

Work previously funded

2018/19: In early 2019 the Inner Forth Futures team carried out a re-print of the Go Forth booklet and refreshed the Inner Forth Futures website.

2019/20: These were for:

  • Volunteer training in orchard management - West Fife Woodlands. You can read the report about the work here.
  • Tawny owl nest boxes - Falkirk Wildlife Group
  • Archaeological training dig at Abbey Craig - Stirling Council. You can read the report about the work  here.
  • Wildflower meadow mowing at Grangepans, Kinneil Foreshore and Polmont - Falkirk Council
  • Woodland and wildlife activity sessions with school groups - Falkirk Council
  • Meadow management volunteer training and activities at Kinneil Estate meadows - Falkirk Council
  • RSPB volunteer training for Falkirk and Clackmannanshire nature reserves - RSPB Scotland
  • Work on the RSPB Skinflats Nature Reserve managed realignment. You can read the report about the work here.

2020/21. These were for:

  • Training and equipment for volunteers to lead tours for school groups and Open Days around Clackmannan Tower - Clackmannan Heritage Group
  • Work with Carrongrange High School pupils and staff to restore and maintain the Green Roof - Falkirk Council
  • Publish and launch the findings of the Two Lades project as a book and enable more research by volunteers - Clackmannanshire Field Studies Society
  • Purchase specialist equipment to enable the ongoing management of a suite of wildflower meadows in the Falkirk area - Falkirk Council

A West Fife Woodlands volunteer putting their brushcutter training to good use!

 

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