Inverness Common Good supports local projects and final phase of ‘spectacular’ Town House restoration

A wide range of project applications representing a diverse cross-section of the Inverness community, received major funding awards totalling £95,750 from the Inverness Common Good Fund today, when Highland Councillors at the City of Inverness Area Committee approved 4 major grant applications.
 
The four successful applicants receiving the following awards are:
 
• Camanachd Association, £5,250 towards the Marine Harvest Shinty Hurling International Match and ‘Caman Back to Shinty’ Project. 
• The Ledge - Climbing Walls and Adventure Sports Training Centre at Inverness Marina, £50,000.
• Mikeysline, £25,000 towards the Hive Project (drop in crisis centre) Inverness.
• High Life Highland, £15,500 towards an Exhibition of Dinosaur at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery.
 
Members also welcomed the progress on the Inverness Town House restorations and the potential start date of the third and final phase of works commencing in October 2018. 
 
Concept designs for the upgrade of the Victorian Market entrance and proposed works costing £200,000 Common Good Funding were also noted by Councillors.
Provost and Leader of Inverness and Area, Cllr Helen Carmichael said: 
 
“This mixed range of projects receiving Inverness Common Good Funding - while varied in topic – will support the needs and aspirations of a wide range of people in the Inverness community. Members are pleased to support such interesting and diverse applications.
 
“I am also very pleased that works on the final phase of restorations at the Town House are soon to start. Members are in agreement that the works completed so far in the first and second phases are truly spectacular for all to see and are admired by locals and visitors. The achievements to date on this major project are commendable, both in the cost savings made throughout the contract management and also in the extremely high level of workmanship on the property. Members are looking forward to the project completion.”
 

30 Aug 2018
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