Legacy projects sought for Badenoch and Strathspey

People in Badenoch and Strathspey who think they may have a project that could provide a legacy for their area, are being invited to apply for a Highland Council Ward Discretionary budget which is being offered locally by Badenoch and Strathspey Councillors.

The Ward Councillors are urging locals that there is still time to apply for small grant - before the end of March - towards a project that could make a difference to the community. Councillors have set aside a budget of £6000 and the maximum for any application is £1000 so the pot is limited. 

So far this year, examples of successful grant applications include:

  • instruments for young people’s tuition (Fèis Spè);
  • replacement goal posts for Aviemore (Aviemore Business Association); and
  • ground keeping equipment (Newtonmore Camanachd Club). 

Community Councils in the Ward were also invited to apply for a one-off grant of £500 to put toward a community project and there has been good take up for this initiative so far. 

Councillor Bill Lobban, Badenoch and Strathspey Area Committee Chair said:

“The Ward Discretionary Budget remains a good way for community bodies to bring forward projects which they may not normally be able to afford. The Area Committee is looking forward to seeing some new applications before the financial year end.”

For further information and application forms please contact Liz Cowie, Ward Manager at liz.cowie@highland.gov.uk or on 01540 664511.

19 Feb 2019
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