Latest Grant Awards

We are pleased to announce our latest grant awards including: funding groundworks preparation for the twelve new supported homes in Drumnadrochit, purchase of a new grounds maintenance vehicle for Glen Urquhart Shinty Club and a community music & heritage project involving Cannich Bridge, Glenurquhart and Balnain Primary Schools co-ordinated by Fèis Rois.

Soirbheas 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 coming to the end of the Charity’s 4th year of grant funding, it’s very pleasing to see the community coming forward with ambitious and creative projects. It’s also encouraging to see the level of partnership working starting to emerge across the communities.”

The schools project will provide a professional musician and artist to work in partnership with class teachers over a period of 16 weeks. They will work across the three primary schools to deliver an exciting, intergenerational, music, story and art project. Through active workshops the children will use these art forms as a tool to explore themes around the environment, culture and heritage within their local community. Fèis Rois Education Manager Rachael Duff said “Fèis Rois would like to invite people to come along to local gatherings to share stories, experiences and knowledge about the local area. This will also be an opportunity for us to let residents know more about how they can get involved in the project. We are really excited that with funding support from Soirbheas and Creative Scotland’s Tasgadh that this schools project will come to life.“