Tiree Trust News

Trust & Cùram Launch New Hardship Fund – The Cruas Fund

In direct response to the economic impact of the Covid-19 lockdown, The Trust has decided to launch The Cruas fund. Cruas is the Gaelic word for hardship. The Trust will be supported by Cùram Thiriodh to administer the fund via the Solar food project. The fund is aimed as a short-term support mechanism for people in our community whose financial circumstances change quickly and is not meant to supplement any longer-term benefit system.

If you have recently found yourself in financial difficulty you can contact Solar in the strictest confidence on solartiree@gmail.com or 07375 929350 (text or phone).

Community Fuel Station Update

A new company has been set up to operate a community owned fuel station in Crossapol. Tiree Community Enterprise Ltd is being established as a wholly owned subsidiary of The Trust and will operate with its own board, in the same way as our other subsidiaries like TREL & Tiree Broadband.

During September we will go out to tender for a specialist design and build contractor to design and construct the fuel station. Our aim is that, as with previous capital projects, this will create subcontracting opportunities for Tiree contractors. Keep an eye out or project updates in future editions of An Tirisdeach and on our website and social media.

This project has received funding from The National Lottery Community Assets Fund and HIE as well as a contribution from the Windfall Fund.

Trust AGM and Director Nominations

Tiree Community Development Trust and subsidiary companies will be holding an Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 15th September at 7.30pm Via Zoom. The details of which will be published at a later date.

We still require 10% of our membership (30 people) to be in attendance to have a quorum so please do consider joining us. If you wish to stand for election you must return the completed form by Friday 4th September to admin@tireetrust.org.uk. To be eligible for election you must be on the electoral roll for Tiree and be a full member of TCDT.