CalMac community fund to give more cash away

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CalMac has been bowled over by the number of young people’s groups that have applied for support from its new community fund – so much so that it has decided to expand the project.

The company has launched a further round of support and is looking for more applications from non-profit organisations with projects or activities that benefit those aged 26-years-old and under.

The organisations applying for support must be based in a mainland port or island the company serves and they can apply for sums from £500 up to £2,000.

Campbeltown Sea Cadets, a Gaelic youth club on Skye and women’s football on the Outer Hebrides are amongst the beneficiaries so far.

‘We have made awards to some truly innovative projects that will really make a difference to the lives of young people in our island and coastal communities. I’m really looking forward to seeing what this next batch of applications brings in,’ said Brian Fulton CalMac’s community director.

‘We have been bowled over by the demand from groups up and down the west coast. There is clearly a need for this type of support within the communities we serve.’

He added that he was delighted to announce the extra cash for funding.

Organisations who have applied unsuccessfully are welcome to submit a new application, but successful applicants cannot apply again.

Application form and full terms and conditions can be found on line at: www.calmac.co.uk/communityfund.