Fife Employment Access Trust has been working since 2015 on ambitious plans to transform the 27-acre Silverburn estate – once home to the wealthy Russell family and site of their historic flax mill – into a regional centre for health, well-being and environmental sustainability. Among the diverse activities at Silverburn are cafés and camping pods, bike trails and music festivals, astronomy talks, volunteer work in woodland management, and training and apprenticeships in gardening, catering, and hospitality. All this on an estate surrounded by communities that are identified as being among the most deprived by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.
Project Development Grant
£24,000 (2017) LOANS