Last chance for Gigha residents to apply for funding

The Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust has formed the new community fund.
The Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust has formed the new community fund.

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The Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust is reminding people that the deadline for the first round of applications to the newly formed Gigha Community Fund is Monday, January 20, at noon.

The community fund was launched in November last year, supported through the renewable energy income generated through the island’s ‘dancing ladies’ wind turbines, to benefit the residents of the island and help support a thriving and healthy community.

Grants may be provided to individuals and community organisations on Gigha of up to £1,000.

Anyone on the island who is looking for support for training, skills development or bursaries or help to set up a business can apply.

Community groups which want to put on events or activities, look after the heritage or natural environment or need to buy essential equipment can also apply.

Ian Wilson, chairman of the Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust, said: ‘Gigha is a great place to live and work and we are really keen to help our young people stay and return, help businesses grow and support the community groups on our island.

‘The purpose of the fund is to help our community grow and thrive, so we hope groups supporting our elderly residents, the school, church and village hall amongst others, will be able to use the fund to make Gigha an even better place to live.’

For guidance, assistance or more information, email chair@gigha.org.uk or call the Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust Office on 01583 505390.