Carron Valley and District

Coronavirus Community Support


Thursday 14 May 2020

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VRG is conscious that, as well as health and material concerns arising from this epidemic, some in our community may be facing financial hardship as a consequence of it.

Thanks to a generous donation from Falck Renewables, who operate Earlsburn and Kingsburn windfarms, and with the approval of the Community Council, VRG can offer a grant of up to £100 to households who are facing such hardship.

Applications will be considered anonymously by a sub-group of Directors and their decision will be final. Further  applications  may be considered for continuing need.

In addition VRG can offer a single payment of £100 to each household with a child or children under 18 years of age, to be used for their benefit during this crisis.

The grant will be paid by cheque.  If you wish to apply for either or both grants please complete the form and send to the Valley Renewables Group Secretary, Barbara Wilson, 2 Buckieburn, Carron Bridge, Denny, Stirlingshire  FK6 5JJ  email: info@valleyrenewables.co.uk

The application forms can be downloaded here as a PDF: Covid 19 Hardship and Children’s Grant Application Form

Also as a Word document Covid 19 Hardship and Children’s Grant Application forms Word doc

Wednesday 1 April 2020

Volunteer Support  There is a network of 20 volunteers in place across the community. A big thank you to every one of you who came forward. This network should be able to reach every household. Volunteers could well have made contact with you, most likely by a note through your letterbox telling you how you can get in touch. If you haven’t been contacted and don’t know who your local volunteer is, phone one of our central lines and we’ll advise.

Additional Support

Coaching The last update noted the coaching support provided by Morag Shaw. This service is available to anyone who feels a friendly voice and impartial reflection could makes things a little bit better. This help is available for any member of the family. Contact details below.





Virtual meeting/party/playroom audio bridge Or audio conference bridge to techies. This gives a number of people the opportunity to get together as a group using their phones.  Home isolation means physical contact with family and friends is no longer possible, this facility means you can still keep in touch as a group. Details on how to access this service here Audio bridge details Available evenings and all week-ends, booking contact details below.





Any Other Support?  We are providing the services we feel are essential and/or possible within our means. Is there anything you would like to see added? If you have, send us suggestions and we’ll see, within our capabilities and resources, if we can help.

Local Community Suppliers A good resource must be local small businesses who  have provisions ready and available for the surrounding community. Foot o’Green Farm has a good supply of free-range eggs plus much else besides. 24/7 availability means insomniacs can safely visit at any time. Payment by honesty box (with cctv.) We have also been told Falleninch Farm Butchers (www.fallenichfarm.co.uk), who operate an online order and delivery service, are open to new customers.

Collaborative Response We have registered with Stirling Council’s central community coronavirus response unit and advised them of the support structure we have set up.

Making Contact Our contact numbers, land-line and mobile, remain available for any immediate or very urgent need. See below.

Contact Numbers

Keep safe, keep well and keep in touch!

Please note: contact numbers are handwritten to foil scammers who trawl websites for numbers.











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