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 Trust||YM Hall Regeneration||Hoy||£99,436.68|
|Eday Community Enterprises Ltd||Eday Shop Community Hub||Eday||£147,234.00|
|The North Ronaldsay Trust||The North Ronaldsay Meat Larder||North Ronaldsay|
Shetland (mainland) where abattoir is located
|Sanday Community Shop||Cycle Sanday||Sanday||£7,477.48|
|Upper Stove Gardening||Upper Stove Market Garden extension||Orkney (Mainland)||£6,201.48|
|G Ballantyne||Grass harrows||Orkney (Mainland)||£6,000.00|
|Hilary Grant Knitwear & Textiles||Orkney Knit Factory||Orkney (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”.
This means not only award, but also acknowledgment and ‘green light’ for future.
Brings a good confidence feeling.