Western Isles grant funding up for grabs

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The Western Isles Development Trust (WIDT) is inviting applications from community groups for a share of funding.

The money is aimed at supporting projects with a focus on alleviating fuel poverty and promoting renewable energy.

Since April 2016, WIDT has committed to almost £300,000 in grant payments and loan funding to promote these objectives. Recent beneficiaries include: Kinloch Historical Society, Lewis; North Uist Development Company Trading Limited, North Uist; Garadh a Bagh a Tuath, Barra; and the West Harris Trust, Harris.

The Trust has now established a new annual Small Grants Fund which is open to applications from September 1 for a maximum of £2,000.

To be eligible, applications must meet at least one of the WIDT’s objectives, as set out in its Articles of Association and published on the website, and show benefit to the community.  Once the fund has been expended in any year the fund will close until the following year.

The initial funding year runs from September to August 2020.

Details of the new fund and application forms can be found at the website widt.co.uk.