Your Island Your Cash Your Choice
Eilean a Cheὸ Members of The Highland Council have set aside £15k of funding to let the local community decide for themselves which projects are needed in their area. Whether you want to organise a club 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.
How do you apply?
To apply for up to £1,500 for your project you must submit your application before 4pm on Friday 29th April 2016. If your idea fits, the community will vote to decide which ideas to fund at an event to be held on Saturday 28th May 2016 in The Fingal Centre, Portree High School, starting at 11am, doors open from 10.30am.
At the event you will be required to talk about your idea to the community. Those in attendance will then vote on all the applications and a decision will be made on the day.
Councillor John Gordon who sits on the local implementation working group said: “This is handing decision making back to the Community and it is the first stage in returning community empowerment to the most local level. I would encourage as many individuals or groups as possible across Skye and Raasay to take part in this initiative to get the funding they are looking for but also to hear about other groups ideas.”
Application forms can be accessed online from the Highland Council web site at Highland.gov.uk/YIYC or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org, 07795825573 or Skye & Lochalsh CVO, email@example.com, 01478612921 who will also be able to provide information and assistance with the application process.