Supporting Community Groups

Business Plan Development for the Priory Gatehouse Pittenweem, commissioned by the Priory Gatehouse Committee.
Campbell Macrae Associates worked closely with the Priory Gatehouse Committee to facilitate a business plan to develop this A-listed but little used building into a flexible community space and heritage resource.  This involved looking at the organisational framework which is quite complex, assessing demand, identifying other local community spaces, potential funding sources, marketing activity, and a risk assessment.  This business plan will be used to guide the future development of the Gatehouse and to support funding applications. 

Feasibility Study/Business Plan for the Proposed Wellwood Community Hub, commissioned by Wellwood Community Council.
Campbell Macrae Associates worked with Wellwood Community Council to explore a project concept which could see the disused local primary school developed into a new community space.  This included exploring demand and considering the viability and sustainability of the project.

Business Plan Development for the Dreel Halls, commissioned by Anstruther Improvements Association.
The re-development of the Hew Scott Hall and Wester Town Hall complex was a key project in the Anstruther Townscape Heritage Initiative.  We assisted the AIA by considering options for re-use that reflected local demand, explored funding sources for phase 2 interior works and assessed viability and sustainability.  The buildings have now been re-named as the Dreel Halls and we have supported the AIA in its development of an application for Big Lottery funding for phase 2 capital and revenue funding.

Kirkcaldy Old Kirk – Feasibility Study and Outline Business Planning, commissioned by Kirkcaldy Old Kirk Trust.
Kirkcaldy Old Kirk was deemed as surplus to requirements by The Church of Scotland and was for sale.  Campbell Macrae Associates was commissioned by the newly established Kirkcaldy Old Kirk Trust to assist it explore options to acquire the Old Kirk for community use and enable public access to its heritage assets to be retained.  This assignment outlined five possible scenarios.  The Old Kirk was successfully acquired by Kirkcaldy Old Kirk Trust and is now operating as a music, worship and heritage resource for the local community. 

Business Planning and Fund Raising For New Sports Facilities in Kennoway, commissioned by Kennoway Sports Association.
Kennoway Sports Association is the overarching body for football activities locally. Changing accommodation was very poor and the Association was keen to develop quality accommodation so that it could continue to deliver and expand its active programme of coaching and playing. We assisted by developing a business plan and by identifying and successfully applying for funding. This project has been completed.

Project Development and Business Planning for Sports/Community Facilities in St Monans, commissioned by St Monans Community Trust. 
This Trust had been exploring the potential to provide new sports, leisure and cultural facilities for the local community as a way of regenerating St Monans. We assisted with consultations and business planning to identify demand, sources of funds, and consider long term sustainability. Unfortunately, it proved difficult to identify and secure funds that would allow the group to develop the facility it aspired to, although a new sports facility has now been completed.