It was a busy night for the volunteer directors of Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust on Wednesday.  At the regular meeting of the Trust Board on 4th October 2017 all eleven applications for grant assistance were approved in full.   Over £9,000 was awarded to the applicants in this round alone.  Grant applications are assessed six times a year, and applications and approvals are running at record levels.

The October board meeting approved six student grants of £500 each to local residents to help them with the cost of their studies.

Directors approved the largest grant in this round of £4,721.26 to Foyers Primary School Parent Council.  The money will allow pupils to undertake a range of extra curricular sporting and recreational learning activities, and to contribute to the costs of a Breakfast and after-school club.

One energy saving grant of £500 was approved for a householder in Foyers to upgrade his property.  A single sporting grant was also offered to support participation in elite sport.

The Trust Board also backed local people who have shown they want to benefit the local area with their own voluntary work.  Two grants were awarded under the ‘Non Constituted Group for Community Benefit’ Grant Scheme.  The aim of this scheme is to support local people who are volunteering for the benefit of the community.

The first will fund new exercise mats and other costs for a new exercise class at the Stratherrick Public Hall (£468)

The second grant in this category will support the volunteers who run the annual Children’s Christmas Party to the tune of £660.  The grant meets costs including decorations, gifts and food.

Grant Applications for the next round close on 23 October 2017.  The Trust’s grants process and application forms are on the ‘Grants System’ page of this website.

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All six Student Grants awarded in this round are funded by community benefit payments from SSE’s Glendoe Hydro Electric Scheme.  Successful applicants are Russell Bain, Ruari Tweedlie, Ben MacDonald, Phoebe Drummond, Cameron Simpson and Angus MacGruer*.

Support to Foyers Primary School Parent Council utilises community benefit payments from SSE’s Dunmaglass Windfarm.

The grant to fund the Children’s Christmas Party (Jennifer Denoon) and the new exercise class (Meg Somerville) uses some of  the Trustss income from SSE’s Glendoe Hydro  Electric Scheme.

The recipient of the Energy Saving Grant award was Gordon Murphy and a sporting excellence award was offered to Alex Sutherland.

Note – Grant awards can be subject to conditions.  Applicants have the option to accept the award once offered if conditions are accepted or fulfilled.  A Completion Report for any previous grants is always required prior to a further grant being offered by the Trust.