Final call for Stronger Sutherland Applications
If you live in Sutherland and have an idea about how to make your local area a better place, Stronger Sutherland is your chance to put your idea into action. £15,000 has been allocated for grants of £100 - £2000 to go towards projects that will benefit the local area.
The fund is open to any local community, voluntary or non-profit organisations that are based in Sutherland, projects can be large or small, add value to existing projects or be something completely new.
Projects that meet the eligibility criteria will be asked to present their ideas at a ‘Stronger Sutherland’ community event on Saturday 21 May, 10:30am in the Lairg Community Centre, where local people will vote to decide which projects should be supported. Individuals who would like to help decide are invited to attend the event and vote for their favoured projects. The Stronger Sutherland Organising Group are currently organising transport for the event from local areas.
Christine Ross from Voluntary Groups – East Sutherland said: “In Sutherland there are a lot of very successful community and voluntary organisations already working to improve the area, and I would encourage them all to think about submitting an application – the process is straightforward and we are here to help throughout.
“We have already received a number of applications, so I am sure the event will be a great chance for groups in Sutherland to showcase the fantastic work they do and be an excellent opportunity for the public to meet new people and find out what is happening locally.”
Application forms can be downloaded from The Highland Council Website at:
www.highland.gov.uk/StrongerSutherland (No longer available)
If you need information or assistance with the application please contact
Frances Gunn/Ronnie Lansley, CVS North – 01971 511783
Christine Ross, Voluntary Groups – East Sutherland – 01408 633001
The deadline for applications is: 6pm Friday 22nd April 2016