Announcement – Capital Cash Injection to the Glens

Soirbheas has just announced plans to launch a new grant programme – a Tier 3 Capital programme for £10,001 – £30,000.  Aimed at funding larger, more ambitious local projects this programme builds on the charity’s experience of smaller grant awards which has now seen over £150,000 pumped into local projects since the organisation first started awarding grants back in 2014.

The charity was established to strengthen and support the communities of Glen Urquhart and Strathglass, through revenues from local renewable energy schemes. The funds received from these schemes are distributed to local community projects in the form of grants and community development projects to help protect the environment and to provide and develop more resilient communities.

Alan James chair of Soirbheas said “We are now in our 5th year of charity awarding grant funding and it’s extremely rewarding for the board to be in a position to launch the new capital programme. We look forward to the community coming forward with ambitious and creative projects, new partnerships developing and ambitions becoming reality and continuing to see the communities flourish.”  

As well as launching the new grant programme with a deadline for expressions of interest forms submitted by 12th September; the next deadline for Tier 2 (£501 – £10,000) grant applications closes on 13th August. The most recent grant awards made by the charity include: £9,600 to  Glenurquhart Childcare Centre to develop the outdoor play area, £500 to Glen Urquhart Heritage Group to host a World War 1 exhibition and £500 for the Clachan Comar Fund for the restoration work to an ancient burial ground at Kerrow.

For full details on Soirbheas community grant guidance and application forms please see http://www.soirbheas.org/soirbheas-grant-programme/