Inverness Common Good Fund provides for city projects

Three projects that will benefit the City of Inverness and area have today (Thursday 1 December) received a total of £109,800 Inverness Common Good Funding approved by Members of The Highland Council’s City of Inverness Area Committee.

Provost of Inverness and Area Cllr Helen Carmichael said: “These funding awards today demonstrate the Inverness Common Good Fund in action - providing for all those who live, work and play in the city and also taking care of those who are more vulnerable and need assistance.”

Members approved:

  • £54,800 to Inverness BID for City of Inverness annual floral displays;
  • £35,000 to Community Action Raigmore Estate (CARE) for a new skate park at Raigmore; and
  • £20,000 for Blythswood Care, Highland Foodbank – Inverness project.

Inverness annual floral displays for 2017 will include 800 displays around the city centre including Bank Street and Huntly Street. The project includes buying, creating, installing and watering the floral displays twice-weekly during a 4 month summer period. The floral displays are a major focal point in making the City of Inverness more attractive during the summer period to residents and visitors.

Community Action Raigmore Estate (CARE) is a local Inverness charity established to provide more amenity facilities for its community. The organisation aims to provide a skate park within easy reach of the Raigmore Community Centre which will reduce incidences of anti-social behaviour by providing an opportunity for young people to engage in positive, productive and healthy activities.

In 2015/16 a high number of people from the Inverness area continued to use the Highland Foodbank service (some 2,564 people). The Inverness Common Good Fund award of £20,000 will contribute to the running costs of Highland Foodbank in Inverness including the Madras Street, Hilton and warehouse facilities.

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1 Dec 2016
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