Highland Coastal Communities Fund
How to apply
There is a two-stage process involved in applying for Highland Coastal Communities Funding:
- Expression of interest giving outline information on key facts and figures about your project. You will then receive feedback on this to inform a possible full application
- Full application - this will be considered by local Councillors at Area Committee.
The initial round of expression of interest submissions which closed on 3rd December 2020, was extremely over subscribed. Within each area a number of these initial expressions of interest have been invited to proceed to full application. Given the high demand, some areas have chosen to progress the current applications in the system before opening again for further EOI’s. Further information on the status of the fund within each area is listed below for information.
|Area Committee||Decision Date||Current status of fund|
|Lochaber||23 March||Currently accepting full applications (no initial expression of interest needs to be submitted). The deadline for submissions is 5pm on 3 March and application paperwork can be obtained by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Caithness||22 April||Closed pending review of available funds beyond 22 April|
|Black Isle, Dingwall & Seaforth||14 April||Closed pending review of available funds beyond 14 April|
|Skye||29 March||Closed pending review of available funds beyond 29 March|
|Sutherland||1 April||Closed pending review of available funds beyond 1 April|
|Wester Ross||15 April||Closed pending review of available funds beyond 15 April|
|Inverness||TBC||Update to be provided after 23 Feb|
|Easter Ross||8 April||Closed pending review of available funds beyond 8 April|
|Nairnshire||TBC||Closed pending review of available funds|
|Strategic Fund||TBC||Timescales and processes for applying to the strategic fund are yet to be confirmed. An update on this will be provided during May 2021|
Local Area Priorities
Full applications may be submitted within the Lochaber area only any time before 5pm on Wednesday 3 March. Application paperwork can be obtained by contacting email@example.com.
Applicants should demonstrate how their project will meet the following local area priorities:
- Applications from remote/rural areas within Lochaber
- Projects which aim to alleviate tourism pressures