Covid 19 community support update


Learn and Play – community grant for children

Once again our children and their families are under Covid -19 restrictions and school-age children are in on-line learning, while playgroups and parent and toddler groups are unable to open.

If you have school age children and would like some help towards online learning, eg an extra tablet or laptop, a data top-up or other resources, please send in a Young Person’s Grant application. Available here:

We may be able to help with a grant or some other assistance.

Not to forget the pre-school children! Please let us know the age of your children under five and we will deliver a specially selected box of toys, activities and books appropriate to their age and development. Just send in an application form requesting an under fives’ box.

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Free Broadband access

We have just been informed by Stirling Council that the following link is available for schools and pupils home-schooling:

Please contact your school if they are not aware of this.


Falck Hardship Grant

A reminder that the Hardship Fund is still open for applicants.

We would welcome new applications from residents who are currently experiencing financial hardship related to the pandemic, perhaps following the end of the furlough schemes. Please give details which will be treated in the strictest confidence. (Applications are anonymised prior to discussion.)

This may also apply to young people over the age of 18 who have lost work etc.

The following are examples of relevant hardship that have occurred since March 1st :
have been made unemployed
am self-employed and not been able to trade
am still furloughed
am over 70 and finding things hard
am having to care for someone and bearing additional costs
have a child/children in the house who could benefit with extra support for care and welfare
am suffering with financial difficulties-briefly explain
am having connectivity difficulties and lack of hardware

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.

The grant will be paid by cheque.  If you wish to apply please complete the form and send to the Valley Renewables Group Secretary, Barbara Wilson, 2 Buckieburn, Carron Bridge, Denny, Stirlingshire  FK6 5JJ  email:

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