April 2013

A £241,000 funding application to purchase, regenerate and manage Castle Woods as a national demonstration project of how community ownership, empowerment and management can be achieved when local people partner Service communities to deliver practical action on the ground was submitted by HCWG to the Armed Forces Community Covenant Grant Scheme.

This detailed and fully costed application was accompanied by letters of support from Clyde Nursery Faslane, Friends of Duchess Wood, Helensburgh and District Access Trust, Helensburgh Community Council, the Naval Families Federation and Rhu Primary School.