Falkirk Council recognises the outstanding achievements of individuals and groups, and the contributions people make to community life in the Falkirk Council area. We may be able to provide financial assistance for gifts, catering or other costs to local groups or organisations arranging their own event to mark a special occasion.

Significant Anniversary

For Falkirk residents who are celebrating their 100th birthday or couples celebrating their Diamond Wedding anniversary, you can request a visit by the Provost to mark the special occasion.

Dennis Canavan Scholarship

The Dennis Canavan Scholarship makes a one-time £500 financial award to a pupil who is pursuing a full-time course in further or higher education.

The young person must attend school, who lives in the Falkirk Council area and who has given notable service to others, for example:

  • Voluntary work
  • Charity sponsorship
  • Sports coaching
  • Caring for others

The scholarship fund was set up by Falkirk Council in recognition of the remarkable political contribution by Dennis Canavan to the life of the Falkirk community. For over 3 decades, Dennis Canavan represented Falkirk West as an MP and later as its first MSP, until he retired in 2007. He has always been committed to supporting young people at all levels of education.

Anyone from a school or community organisation can nominate a young person. Nominations for the scholarship can be accepted up until 30 April for evaluation in May and award presentation in August or September.

Provost's Award

A Provost's award may be made to residents, former residents or individuals working in the area for:

  • Outstanding bravery
  • Exceptional contribution to the community
  • Exceptional contribution to the promotion of the area (locally, nationally or internationally)
  • Excellence in a chosen field (such as academia, the arts, business, culture, science, sport or the voluntary sector)
  • Other exceptional acts or achievements which the recognition panel deem appropriate.

Nominations can be submitted any time during the year.

Provost's Award nomination form

For further information on any of the above, please contact Members' Services.