Taic trèanaidh & Maoin na coimhearsnachd
COMMUNITY INVESTMENT FUND / Maoin na Coimhearsnachd
The Community Investment Programme has been established to invest funds from the renewables project income back into the community of the Galson Estate. The programme consists of not only funds but also offers advice, training, guidance and aftercare to support the delivery and development of projects.
The new look Fund has been simplified and streamlined in line with feedback received from previous applicants. The main products offered now comprise a Small Grant and Development Grant, plus a Supporting Growth package for more strategic initiatives.
The programme will aim to support projects/activities that can demonstrate they will deliver against the wider objectives of the charity.
These objectives aim to:
- Develop skills
- Improve health and wellbeing
- Relieve poverty
- Protect and conserve the environment
- Protect and promote heritage and culture
- Develop and revitalise growing industry sectors
- Support active community engagement.
Please click the appropriate buttons for grant terms & conditions and documents.
Small grant /
Small Grant / Maoin Beag
Small Grants are expected to be up to £2,000 involving straightforward applications and minimal documentation.
Please click the button 'Small Grant Application Form' for an application form.
The Development Grant is a more flexible type of assistance that can be tailored to suit specific circumstances above £2,000.
To enquire about the Development Grant, please click the button to send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, please call us on 01851 850 393.
The Community Investment Fund has prospered since its creation in October 2014 and has supported a large number of projects and organisations on the estate, both financially and through advice / guidance.
The Fund has created opportunities for greater social impacts across the Estate, supporting a wide range of community projects such as Mid Borve Township, NatWest Island Games, Suaineabost Archaeological Project, Comunn Eachdraidh Nis, Crossroads Lewis, St Moluag's Path, Taigh Dhonnchaidh, GAIN, and many more.
The photos show some examples of projects that have been supported, along with some of their comments below.