Tain and Easter Ross community cash

Residents in Tain and Easter Ross are being invited to apply for funds if they have an idea to help improve their local community.

Tain and Easter Ross local Highland Councillors have set aside £15,000 – made up of £6,500 from the local Ward Discretionary Budget topped up by £8,500 Scottish Government funding - and they want to put locals in control of how it is spent. This money has been set aside for projects aiming to improve the community that could benefit from a grant of up to £1,500 each.

The fund is open to any local community or voluntary groups based in Tain and Easter Ross (Ward 7). Projects can be large or small, add value to existing projects or be something completely new. The application process is very straightforward and support is available to anyone thinking about submitting an application. 

Applicants will be invited to present their ideas at a community event where members of the public will vote to decide the projects that they think best meet community needs and priorities. The event will be held at the Duthac Centre in Tain on Saturday 24 February 2018 starting at 10am.

Val Cameron of Ross-shire Voluntary Action said: “We are really pleased to have the chance to support local groups. If your group needs funds for local projects we would urge you to apply.  Whether you want to organise a dance for young people, a healthy living project, a crime prevention idea, a lunch club for older residents, a community art project, the only limit is your imagination!”

Application forms can be downloaded from The Highland Council’s Website at: www.highland.gov.uk/tainpb

The deadline for applications is Friday 22 January 2018 so there is plenty time to apply. If you need information or assistance with the application please contact:

4 Dec 2017
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