Island Communities Fund open for applications

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Highland Council is encouraging businesses and community groups across Scotland’s inhabited islands to apply for funding from the Island Communities Fund (ICF)

Eligible businesses and community groups on these islands can apply for grants of up to £150,000 for projects focussed on supporting sustainable island economies and the journey towards net zero.

The fund, managed and administered by Inspiring Scotland, is backed by £2 million of Scottish Government funding, which comes from the £9.5 million committed to the Islands Programme for 2021-22.

Applicants are expected to put forward ‘shovel-ready’ island-based community-led projects and detail how it will contribute to a successful and sustainable future for the islands and support employment and community resilience.

Further information can be found at https://www.inspiringscotland.org.uk/what-we-do/our-funds/island-communities-fund/ and bids must be submitted to Inspiring Scotland by noon on July 16 2021.