Orkney Community Projects Awarded Grants Totalling £445,224.05 #InspiringScotland

Several Orkney organisations and local businesses have been awarded grants through the Scottish Government Island Communities Fund. Grants awarded total £445,224.05.

Island of Hoy Development TrustYM Hall RegenerationHoy£99,436.68
Eday Community Enterprises LtdEday Shop Community HubEday£147,234.00
The North Ronaldsay TrustThe North Ronaldsay Meat LarderNorth Ronaldsay

Shetland (mainland) where abattoir is located
Sanday Community ShopCycle SandaySanday£7,477.48
Upper Stove GardeningUpper Stove Market Garden extensionOrkney (Mainland)£6,201.48
G BallantyneGrass harrowsOrkney (Mainland)£6,000.00
Hilary Grant Knitwear & TextilesOrkney Knit FactoryOrkney (Mainland)£76,043.00

The Fund is managed by Inspiring Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government. It is backed by £2 million of Scottish Government funding, which comes from the £9.5 million committed to the Islands Programme for 2021/22. The above projects have to be completed by 31st March 2022.

Welcoming the funding which sees 23 islands and 29 beneficiaries, Highlands and Islands SNP MSP Emma Roddick said:

“I am delighted that so many of our beautiful Islands will benefit from this funding which has a keen focus on creating resilient and sustainable projects, with many also having a net-zero theme.

“Orkney will receive £445,224.05 of funding for 7 fantastic projects.

“This funding will be helpful in supporting the massive amounts of creativity and local produce that Orkney has to offer.

“Empowering our islands to continue to flourish and stay sustainable is very important to me in my time as an MSP. I feel very encouraged by the news of funds to support island communities and I look very forward to seeing how all of these brilliant projects progress”.

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  1. This means not only award, but also acknowledgment and ‘green light’ for future.
    Brings a good confidence feeling.

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