Shieldhill Butterfly Project Awarded £15,000

Being our first funded project, the Shieldhill Butterfly Project is a community project led by Brownies. It has been awarded £15,404 to create a safe and environmentally friendly garden space in the village of Shieldhill, Falkirk. The garden will be open to the public everyday as well as being available for community activities and functions.

The Butterfly Project began as a way to celebrate the Brownies’ centenary in 2013. Winning great support from the local community,  it has also received funding from Falkirk Council, Falkirk Environment Trust, the Church of Scotland and many local businesses.

Ian Howarth, chairman of our Local Action Group (LAG), said: “We wish the Shieldhill committee and the residents much enjoyment once the garden is completed, that will hopefully bring a place for peace and reflection for all.

“The Board was impressed by the work carried out to date by the community and we are hopeful that other community applicants will come forward to the LEADER Programme.

The next deadline for applications to Kelvin Valley and Falkirk LEADER Programme is Wednesday 26th October 2016. For more details please go to the Apply section.

Butterfly Project