July 2013

Castle Woods -morning and evening lightHCWG learnt with much disappointment that its funding application for £241,000 submitted to the Armed Forces Community Covenant Fund in April had been turned down, even though the application was described as “excellent” by the Board. It became apparent that unwillingness of landowners even to discuss the transfer of the land to HCWG was the principal reason why this important source of Government funding had not been secured for Helensburgh. However, in communicating its decision to HCWG, the Board wrote that “once the issues of ownership of the land and the transfer thereto to your Community Woods Group is firm in this respect, they would be happy to accept a resubmission of your application.”