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Tiree Community Development Trust

Tiree Trust LogoWindfall Fund

The Windfall Fund will be open to enquiries from Monday 10th September so please get in touch with a member of the Trust Team for an enquiry form or for more information.

Using the feedback received from the consultation day on 16th June, we have now split the Windfall Fund into the following categories:

  • Community Support Fund – Community Groups, Businesses and Individuals whose projects provide a clear benefit to Tiree are eligible to apply for funding up to £1,000. This fund will be open all year round and there is a standard application process. All applications are judged for eligibility according to set criteria.
  •  Community Investment Fund – Community Groups, Businesses and Individuals whose projects provide clear benefit to Tiree are eligible to apply for funding for larger scale, longer term projects, e.g. infrastructure projects. Funding in this category is not capped but will be limited by how much money is available at any given time. A minimum of 50% of available funds is allocated to this category.
  •  Comfort Fund – This fund aims to provide additional support to residents of Tiree who have to go to the mainland for hospital appointments. Please contact the Trust for more details.
  •  · Business Start-up Grant – This fund is open to anyone on Tiree who is starting a new business. A grant of £500 is available on approval of a business plan.
  •  Community Owned Buildings – A sum is allocated each year to support the maintenance of our community buildings on Tiree. Please let us know if your group owns or acquires an asset as you may be eligible.

 Community Partnership Fund

Since SPR announced their intention to develop a Community Partnership Fund (CPF) and as part of the Trust’s fact finding work surrounding the Tiree (Argyll) Array, we have been talking to SPR about what the Fund might be and what possible benefits it could bring to the community if the proposed Array was to go ahead. As a first stage of these discussions SPR have agreed to have the Tiree Growth Plan valued by an independent consultant. Unfortunately there have been delays associated with the tendering process which has knocked the original timescales back. Minutes of the initial meetings are available to read on our website and we will provide an update as soon as possible.

Lunch Club receive £72,000 funding from Big Lottery.

LUNCH CLUB SEPT 2011 002The elderly and vulnerable members of the community were informed this week by the Big Lottery that funding was granted to the lunch club to supply a minibus and recruit a community outreach worker.

The lunch club has been running twice per week with the help of volunteers and now will be able to offer a much wider service of support to the community, hence the lunch club has become The Resource Club.

This is an opportunity to enhance the lives of people in the community who are otherwise restricted from taking part in community events. The minibus has seating for wheelchairs and will attend community meetings and events. The minibus will also be available to other community groups to access. Importantly the recruitment of an outreach worker will enable the Resource Club to develop activities, outings and offer a more structured support system for carers.

Kate Maccallum, the Chairperson stated that this was a fantastic opportunity for the community to develop this service and credit must go to the volunteers who turn up every week and have kept this service going for the last two years. The Resource Club would also like to thank Jane Issacson and the girls at JP Paperworks who were invaluable with the application process.

Tiree 10k 2010

10k start

On Saturday 29th May the island hosted the 5th annual Tiree 10km Fun Run. Over 200 people took part with ages ranging from the youngest babies pushed in prams to the eldest runners in their seventies! The day was a fantastic success with plenty of visiting runners commenting on how beautiful the island was and the friendliness with which they were received.

George Miller

There was strong representation from local residents across all the events, especially in the kids fun run. The winning time for the 10km event was 36:31 by George Miller from Oxfordshire.

“That has got to be the best start for a race I’ve ever seen; on the beach with the band playing. The course was great, and I thought the event was really good.” – George Miller

The band of course were the Tiree Pipe Band. They marched the 10km in great style providing much needed encouragement to other runners and walkers. So a big thank you to them for their hard work and perseverance.

Top Finishers include:

  • 1st – George Miller 36:31
  • 2nd – Owain Williams 39:16
  • 6th – Peter West (1st Veteran) 41:12
  • 10th – Christine Milne (1st Lady) 43:28
  • 21st – Stephen Tanner 48:46
  • 23rd – Andrew Findlater 49:10
  • 37th – Sarah Holliday 52:17

Tiree Pipe Band

The competitors found the new course to Hynish more challenging than previous years, with the ups and downs and twisty roads. Despite this most people wanted to keep it the same for next year, commenting on the fantastic views and the start with everyone together on the beach.

Thank you to everyone who lives and works along this route, for your cooperation and help in staging an event like this on public roads. In the kids’ races there was a good turn out with a sprint along the beach and back again.

The evening played host to a dance with Trail West which proved to be the perfect end to a successful day. Proceeds from the dance went to Tiree Windsurf Club. “I was pleased to see the level of support shown in such an enjoyable way, helping to raise much needed funds” – Morag McManus, Club Chairperson

As ever the whole event was sponsored by local businesses. Thanks in particular to John and his team at Tiree Medical Practice, Steve at Concise Aerospace and Becci at Chocolates and Charms. Also big thanks to Andy at the Coop for donating loads of goodies for the goodie bags. Thank you to all the people who volunteered to help out on the day; the marshals, timekeepers, event crew and everybody else who contributed to make this such a positive day. If anyone has any comments or suggestions I would love to hear them.

The Tiree 10k is organized by Will Wright of Tiree Fitness in partnership with Active Schools. Will can be contacted at:
will@tireefitness.co.uk or call 220 421. Results will be posted at:Tiree Fitness’ Website

Team Tiree’s successful Breast Cancer Moonwalk

moon_walkWell deserved Congratulations to the Tiree ladies and all participants who have to train rigorously to take part in what can be a gruelling event.
We did it! After 26.2 miles and seven hours of walking, TEAM TIREE crossed the finish line at 6.58am.
Fiona, Myra, Jackie and Caroline would like to thank everyone who kindly sponsored them and to those who telephoned and sent texts before and during the night, your encouraging words were great to hear.
Walking with 10,000 women, and a few men, fine weather, lots of laughter and friendship around, even a mobile disco unit at one point, made Saturday night truly one to remember.
We walked thinking of others and to raise money to go towards the new Maggie’s Cancer Centre in Glasgow, 20 NHS scalp coolers to reduce hair loss during chemotherapy treatment and £1.5 million to the Edinburgh Breast Unit.

The Tiree 10k

tiree_10k_2On Saturday morning there must have been a groan of apprehension as for the first time it looked like a wet and windy day for the 10k Fun Run.

However, there was a spirit of determination in the air, the rain was not going to dampen enthusiasm or spoil the day. Indeed not, the Tiree 10k 2009 turned out to be a fantastic success with record entry numbers and course records beaten in many of the events. A day that called for great physical strength and stamina was met with the determination to succeed. Congratulations to all those who took part and who made it such an enjoyable day.

10k_runnerIn the 10k Run the winning time was from a young man from Mull. Stuart Greenway travelled over on the day and having cycled to Crossapol he went on to race and win with an incredible time of 31 minutes 49 seconds. First back for the ladies was Joyce Salvona from Lothian Running Club in a time of 43:39. First locals back were Stuart MacLennan (45:15) and Sarah Holliday (51:33).

The walkers as always completed the 10km course in great style, with several of the walkers raising money for charities while also training for the Edinburgh Moon Walk. You may also have spotted a shark walking the course, and would have certainly heard the fantastic Tiree Pipe Band who marched the whole 10km course.

Rain, wind and crying babies. Not a great combination you might think. Never to be put off though, the Power Pushers pushed all the way to Heylipol Church and back to An Talla. Great determination from the pushers and the pushed, well done.

10k_bride_groomAnd finally the Family Fun Run and the Under 16s race. It’s always encouraging to see so many young people taking part, especially on a wet day when it’s tempting to stay indoors. This well attended race was won by Jack Straker. Well done to all the runners, with the fastest run coming after the finish towards the chocolate fountain! As always the day was made possible with the help of many volunteers and sponsors. Thank you to all the people who backed the event with such enthusiasm. The best reward is to see so many people enjoying an event on Tiree that has been made possible by local support.

This year the Tiree 10k had over 200 people taking part. Including a bride and groom, a shark, The Tiree Pipe Band, athletes, firsttimers, fund-raisers, the young and the old. Congratulations to everybody who took part and made it a record breaking day. The 10K Family Dance was, as predicted sold out. A great night out was enjoyed by islanders and holiday makers alike.

Funny For Money For Comic Relief

On Friday 13th Tiree High School was dressed in red!

All Dressed In Red

All Dressed In Red

Pupils and staff entered into the spirit of raising money for Comic Relief by paying to dress in red, buying cakes and biscuits, buying and wearing red noses, and taking part in a talent show.

The total amount raised was £406, and of that £40 was sent to the British Heart Foundation with £366 going to Comic Relief. Also included in the Comic Relief total were discreet donations from two families. Thanks to all those who helped in any way to make this a succesful fundraising event.