MIL-OSI UK Cities: Community Regeneration Funding awarded to Skye and Raasay projects

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Source: Scotland – Highland Council

Eleven applications for community projects in the Skye and Raasay Area have been awarded funding totalling £393,921.37 from the Community Regeneration Fund.

Skye and Raasay Area Committee Chair, Cllr John Finlayson said: “Community Regeneration Funding directs funding to the heart of our communities and to projects that are key priorities across the area that meet the focus of the funding criteria which is aimed at enabling economic recovery, regeneration, and community resilience.

“Many of the projects awarded funding today are volunteer led and I’d like to thank them all for their tenacity and drive to make positive changes within their communities.  On behalf of our Committee Members, I wish all the projects the best of luck and look forward to receiving progress updates about each project, at future meetings.”

The successful applicants were:

  • Skye and Lochalsh Mental Health Association – Connecting our Communities – £58,476.00
  • Uig Community Hall SCIO – Accessibility improvements – £67,500.00
  • Sleat Community Trust – Upgrade and redesign local play area – £55,719.00
  • Skye Connect – Sustainable Transport & Infrastructure Improvements – £57,080.00
  • Carbost Pier Ltd – Safe Harbour – £29,813.00
  • Skye Dance – Building connection and community through dance – £23,052.37
  • Broadford and Strath Community Company – Resilient Communities Programme – £24,776.00
  • Skye and Lochalsh Citizens Advice Bureau – Cost of living advice in the community – £18,177.00
  • Portree Community Centre Association – Venue Coordinator – £11,328.00
  • Dunvegan Community Trust – Dunvegan Community Park – £37,500.00
  • Broadford and Strath Community Company – Paths Network Feasibility Study – £10,500.00

Community Regeneration Funding is an umbrella term for several funds that are available for communities/organisations to access in Highland.

It comprises elements of the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund along with the Highland Coastal Communities Fund and the Place Based Investment Programme, both of which are Scottish Government Funding streams to support economic regeneration and sustainable development in Highland.

Councillors also agreed to ringfence any remaining balance within the 2023/24 Community Regeneration Funding allocation to deliver area priorities identified through work to develop an area-based plan. These full applications will be brought to a future committee meeting for consideration.

Members discussions on the proposals can be viewed on the Council’s YouTube channel.

12 Feb 2024

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