Highland Council funding approved for Lochaber community projects

Twelve community projects received have received over £18,500 Lochaber Ward Discretionary funding approved by local Members of The Highland Council.

Leader of the Lochaber Area, Councillor Thomas MacLennan said: “These recent awards from the local Ward discretionary fund are all about local funds for local projects that make a difference to local people. Lochaber members all gave their support to the applications which I am delighted to see go ahead.”

The 42nd Annual Lochaber Music Festival has received a contribution of £400 towards its 2016 event which runs from Friday 11 to Thursday 17 March. Further information is available about the festival on its website at:  http://www.lochabermusicfestival.co.uk/

Nether Lochaber senior citizens received a £450 contribution to their Christmas lunch which was held on Wednesday 9 December at Loch Leven Hotel, North Ballachulish. Thirty five local residents attended with lifts provided to and from home where required. Crackers were pulled, hats worn and Christmas Fayre enjoyed. The lovely meal enjoyed was toasted with wine and soft drinks.

Plantation Community Association also received a £400 contribution to their winter activities for young and old, including a senior citizens meal and children’s Christmas parties for those living in the Plantation area of Fort William. The group also received £400 from the Council’s Tenant Participation Fund towards costs associated with the activity.

Action for Seniors Kinlochleven group will be celebrating 20 years of operating with a party on 16 January 2016. The group were awarded £808 funds towards their celebration which will be held in the Leven Centre, Kinlochleven and is open to all residents of Kinlochleven over the age of 60.

The Spean Bridge, Roy Bridge and Achnacarry charity have received a £2966 contribution towards a feasibility study for toilet facilities at the Commando Memorial area at Spean Bridge.

Towards the costs of a feasibility study to expand the West Highland Museum, £2,500 has been awarded.

Caol Regeneration Company Ltd has received a £5,000 contribution to the study costs required to get the Thomas Telford Corpach marina project to a shovel ready stage.

For contributions to the enhancement of their community hall the Isle of Eigg Community Association has received £2181. This award will assist with the replacement of single glazed windows to double glazed.

Mallaig and District Swimming Pool have also been awarded £872 for carbon neutral improvements to their facility. This will assist with the replacement of lighting to more efficient and cost effective alternatives.

Lady Lovat school has received a £250 contribution towards transport costs for school activities.

Lochaber Archaeological Society has been awarded £375 for the replacement of a commemorative plaque marking a Spitfire crash and death of Flying Officer John McDonell in 1943.

Voluntary Action Lochaber has been awarded £2,299 towards consultation costs regarding the delivery of a micro community plan. The consultation work will be undertaken in the South Lochaber area to assist the Lochaber Community Planning Partnership better understand the needs and aspirations of the South Lochaber area in terms of services and development.

29 Dec 2015