Inverness Common Good Fund supporting local welfare projects

The Highland Council is pleased to confirm that over the past 3 years the Inverness Common Good Fund has supported 34 welfare related projects to the sum of £294,157.

Twenty-three organisations have received Inverness Common Good Funding for welfare projects that support those most in need in the Inverness area. These organisations include:

  • Apex Scotland;
  • Balloan Football Club;
  • Blythswood Care;
  • Care and Learning Alliance (CALA);
  • Clarity Walk CIC;
  • Highland Wildcats;
  • Highlands and Islands Blood Bikes Inverness Motorcycle Response;
  • Inverness Botanic Gardens - High Life Highland;
  • Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club Development Project;
  • Inverness Community Partnership
  •  Inverness High School;
  • Inverness Shinty;
  • Junior Parkrun;
  • Keep Scotland Beautiful;
  • Merkinch Partnership;
  • MS Therapy Centre / The Oxygen Works;
  • New Start Highland
  • Partnerships For Wellbeing;
  • Police Scotland;
  • Scottish Highland & Islands and Moray Chinese Association;
  • The ARCHIE Foundation;
  • The Clay Studio; and
  • The Libertie Project Limited.

In addition, as at 30 November £119,250 Winter Payments have been processed for 2022/23. People on low income can apply for a one-off payment of £150 from The Highland Council’s City of Inverness Area Committee 2022/23 winter payments scheme to help them with their winter fuel bills.

The total winter payments for 2021/22 was £253,841 and for 2020/21 was £147,748.

At a December meeting of the City of Inverness Area Committee Councillors approved a grant of £20,000 to Blythswood Care towards the Highland Foodbank 2023 and approved a grant of £14,342 to Apex Scotland towards the Highland Challenge Team.

Members also approved £38,294 Inverness Common Good Funding for Inverness Business Improvement District (BID) for 4 projects: Smart Scape (£9,997); Inverness Loves Local – Especially at Christmas (£5,900); Festive Parking (£9,950); and Operation Respect Festive (£12,447).


30 Dec 2022