Tiree Community Development Trust

Tiree Trust LogoWindfall Fund Update

The Windfall Fund is now welcoming enquiries so please get in touch with a member of the Trust Team for an enquiry form or for more information.

The following awards were made in January and February 2013:

· Tiree Tots received £589.80 for the delivery of Soft Play Pods to Tiree.

· Parent Teacher Association received £1,500.00 to power-wash, prime and repair existing rendering to Pre 5 Garden wall and building.

· An Iodhlann received £5,000.00 towards the cost of holding a 3 day book conference on Tiree in May and to produce a book about the history on Tiree.

· Tiree Community Business received £7,000 towards the necessary professional expertise to allow them to progress with a full application to the Growing Community Assets scheme for purchase of the Business Centre.

· Cùram Thiriodh received £2,746.00 towards phase 2 of the volunteer coordinator project.

· Tiree Maritime Trust received £22,039.00 towards building of 2 boat sheds in Scarinish.

Swimming Pool Project

The Trust has been successful in gaining a 3 month graduate placement through the Scottish Governments Adopt an Intern Scheme and are using this opportunity to reinvestigate the options regarding a community pool or leisure facility including carrying out detailed research into what has/hasn’t worked for other communities.

HIE and Argyll & Bute Council support the community of Tiree in conducting this study for the island. All parties including the Trust are very well aware of the difficulties and economics of this in a rural area; however it is important that the facts and figures are given to the community who can then make the decision.

Music & Cultural Coordinator

Donna MacLean has been appointed the new Music and Cultural Coordinator with the Trust. The 25 Hour per week post was created after consultation with various groups indicated there was a real need for support.

Building on existing activity, a key focus of this post will be working with the Feis, Tiree Music Festival (TMF), Mod, Piping Society, and the Music Club. Another key task will be to create a development plan for the island (to be included in the Tiree Community Development Plan) covering music, culture and Gaelic and develop agreed projects and a summer events programme.

HIE funded Local Development Officer

Lynne Kerr has now left her post as LDO and we hope to have the position filled very soon. We will give an update on this in the next edition of An Tirisdeach. Lynne was tasked with updating the Tiree Community Growth Plan, which you can see on our website, and has worked with various groups to put into motion some of the prioritised projects from the updated plan. We would like to wish Lynne all the best in her new career at RBS!

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