Exciting News for Finderne Development Trust

Exciting news for Finderne Development Trust!

The volunteer Board of Finderne Development Trust are delighted to have received news that FDT is one of twelve groups from across Scotland who have been awarded funding totalling £2,754,897 in the current round of funding from the Scottish Land Fund. The programme is delivered in partnership by National Lottery Fund and HIE.

Minister for Environment and Land Refore Mairi McAllan said ‘’Its’s great to see such a diverse range of projects benefit from the support of the Scottish Land Fund. Thanks to this fund, communities all across Scotland are taking ownership of the land and buildings that matter to them.

These grants are a vote of confidence in the future of communities, and the projects they undertake. They are also a tribute to the hard work and resilience of the many people who have given up their time for the common good. I look forward to seeing these projects flourish’’.

Finderne Development Trust has received £331,740 to purchase 3.6 acres of farmland in Rafford in order to provide space for 10 affordable homes and two self-build plots, as part of an integrated project that will include co-working, allotments and a community orchard and retail space for local produce.

Brian Higgs, Chair of Finderne Development Trust, and Moira Dennis, one of the volunteer Directors of Finderne Development Trust, at the Brockloch site for our community led affordable housing project in Rafford.

Brian said: ‘’ We still have a very long way to go to achieve our ambition of developing some much needed affordable houses for our community, but the support of the Scottish Land Fund is a critically important step in that journey. This next year is going to be a very busy year in relation to the Brockloch proposals and this wonderful news gives us the very best of starts’’.

The link to the full press release from the Scottish Land Fund is HERE.