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— 1 March 2021 —

Community Action Plan

The deadline for you to get your questionnaire completed and returned is 15 March 2021

We want to learn about your vision for our area.

http://www.communityfuture.net

— 25 February 2021 —

Submissions are now OPEN for the Summer edition of the Stratherrick & Foyers News!

We are looking are all types of articles, from community group updates, gardening advice, recipes, historical articles from around the community, photographs of our area, crafting ideas…..the list goes on!

Deadline for articles is 12th April 2021!

Please include your full name and an accompanying image with any submissions.

Please send all articles to: strathnews@sfctrust.org.uk and complete the photo consent form here.

22 February 2021

Click the link below to view a larger version of this poster

http://www.stratherrickcommunity.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Poster-v6-AGM-2021.docx

15 February 2021

11 February

Latest update from the Brolly Group, more information and support will be made available to the community very soon, we will keep you posted on progress

3 February 2021

The new monthly Trust newsletter is here.

2 February 2021

As you might be aware the Trust purchased Errogie Church just before Christmas. At the Trust’s Board meeting this month we were given the go ahead to start planning the restoration and conversion of the building into a community centre. The next step is to decide what we would like to use the building for and instruct the Trust’s architect to draw up plans.

We are putting together a steering group drawn from the community (Errogie, Inverfarigaig, Duhallow, Torness etc.) and the first meeting is this coming Thursday – February 4th.

In light of the lock-down restrictions, the meeting will be via Zoom at 19:30. If you would like to join in, the link is:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89127703931?pwd=NEZGQTFMSGpEQjhFVWZ0OGVmc1JKQT09
Meeting ID: 891 2770 3931
Passcode: 322059 Not everybody can (or likes to) use Zoom – so if you simply want to keep in touch with developments please tell us. We will move to face-to-face meetings as soon as possible.

Please email Lorraine and I, saying whether you would like to join the meeting or keep in touch with the project via email. (If you have already accepted the meeting invite – ignore this!)

Look forward to seeing you on Thursday – and pass this invitation onto anyone who you think would like to attend.

Kind Regards,

Gareth & Lorraine.

Lorraine Lewis lorraine-dir@sfctrust.org.uk

Gareth Jones gareth-dir@sfctrust.org.uk

19 January 2021

Community Action Plan Kicks Off with Nick Wright Planning

Imagine Stratherrick and Foyers in 20 years’ time…. How do you want it to be to live here then?

It’s a big question.  Over the next couple of decades, millions of pounds will come to the community as a result of “community benefit” money from windfarms and hydro power.  Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust believes it is vital that, as a community, we continuously discuss and agree how to spend the money wisely.

To do that, we are about to ask everyone in Stratherrick and Foyers: what do you want your community to be like in the future?  What should the priorities be? And how are we going to work together to make it happen?

Over the next few months, we’ll be asking you those questions and helping you to answer them.  By late Spring 2021, together, we will have worked out answers and produce a “community action plan” – our priorities and plans to guide how we as a community will take control of our future.

To make sure that the plan is impartial and well-prepared, we’ve engaged an experienced team from outside the area to work with us all.  The team includes Scottish Community Development Centre, Icecream Architecture, Willie Miller Urban Design and Nick Wright Planning. They will be starting with a blank sheet of paper, but obviously the plan will build on all the good things and people that we have here in Stratherrick and Foyers. 

We asked team leader Nick Wright a few questions about what’s coming our way in the coming months. To read this introduction in full please click this link below.

http://www.stratherrickcommunity.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Community-Action-Plan-Q-and-A.docx

13 January 2021

Winter Wonderland 2020

With 2020 being an incredibly challenging year, the community missed out on many regular events and opportunities to socialise, such as The Summer event, Fireworks, Ceilidh, Kids Christmas Party and so on.  When we spoke with Calum Martin of Calum Martin Production Services, we never dreamt we could pull of a successful Winter Wonderland in a short space of time and with the risk of everything being closed back down. 

However, determination, the amazing support of the local community and Calum behind us we succeeded! We hope we managed to put a smile on the face of many children and adults. Just for a short time we forgot about the difficult times we have faced and the uncertainty of the future.

We would love to make this an annual event which can be added to every year and available to all age groups and everyone in our community. If anyone would like to be involved again or would like to get involved in any way shape or form, please email jillian-dir@sfctrust.org.uk with your name and email address and we will pop you on the community event volunteer list which we are devising!

Also, if you have any photographs of the event that you would like featured on our website or the next edition of the Stratherrick and Foyers News then please email Jillian at jillian-dir@sfctrust.org.uk.

Again, a massive thank you to EVERYBODY who attended the event, supported it and volunteered!  Roll on Winter Wonderland 2021!

18 December 2020

December 2020 – ISSUE 18 – The Waterfall Issue 

This new and bigger issue has left A4 Printers in Inverness and is currently being distributed. There is no charge for the NEWS.    Check the shop, café or pubs  to collect a copy.  If you have previously requested a paper copy to be sent to you it should be in the mail soon.  On line version can be accessed here.

Supplies of the News are generally made available at ….

  • Foyers Stores, Boleskine Community Care Hub
  • Craigdarroch Inn, Whitebridge Hotel
  • Camerons Tea Room, Wildside Centre

If you have difficulty finding a printed copy please email strathnews@sfctrust.org.uk 

We will also post copies free of charge to local people serving in the Forces or otherwise compelled to live away from the area.

Our Vision Statement

“We will act to enhance the quality of lives of people by engaging with the issues that matter to the community and by supporting people, at a sustainable level (i.e. with finance, personal time, specific knowledge etc.) to help people make things happen.”

Since 2004 we have distributed a wide variety of grants to local groups and individuals and we are now focusing on financing some long term ‘legacy’ projects too.  Full details of the sort of grants we have distributed are visible on the ‘Grants Awarded’  page and you can make your own application for a grant using the forms on the ‘Grants’ page.

We are guided by our ‘Articles of Association’ which include our Objects, both of which determine what we do and how we behave.  Full details of these are available in the ‘Documents’ page of this website but here is a summary of our ‘Objects’:

  • To prevent or relieve poverty
  • To advance education, training and/or retraining
  • To advance heritage
  • To advance environmental protection and improvement
  • To advance citizenship and/or community development
  • To advance the provision of recreational facilities

We are also listed at Companies House and abide by all relevant company legislation including producing annual accounts and sound financial planning and control. Our full Annual Accounts are available for download on the ‘Trust Documents’ page of this website.

Stratherrick & Foyers Community Trust (SFCT) is a not-for-profit community company established in 2004 by the Stratherrick and Foyers Community Council to receive and distribute ‘community benefit’ funds received from Energy companies (e.g. Windfarm and Hydro scheme firms) operating in our geographical area.  The aim of the Trust is to help ensure the environmental protection, wellbeing and economic sustainability of all parts of the community area that may be affected by any “Green Energy” developments.

Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust Limited
Registered in Scotland – Company No SC270423
The Trust’s mail and registered address has changed to:
The Wildside Centre, Whitebridge, Inverness IV2 6UN

Update date 25 February 2021