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Over £400k awarded for community projects across Orkney

Seven organisations in Orkney are to benefit from a new community fund launched by the Scottish Government and targeted specifically at islands.

Enterprises in Hoy, Eday, North Ronaldsay, Sanday and the Mainland are set to receive a collective total of £445,224.05 from the Island Communities Fund.

The funding is designed to support employment, community resilience and health and wellbeing in Scotland’s island groups.

Funding in Orkney has been distributed as follows:

 

  Organisation Project name Islands for delivery Amount allocated
Island of Hoy Development Trust Y.M. 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

£102,831.41
  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

 

More on this in next week’s edition of The Orcadian.