Previous and Outstanding Applications

Strathgarve Primary School Feedback photo

Grant applications are reviewed by the LCT Board every 3 months

Below is an outstanding application which is to be reviewed by the Board at its next meeting:

Grant Applicant Project Project Summary Project Cost Grant requested
Garve & district Broadband Fibre to premises Broadband To enable faster and more reliable broadband to the whole community by inputting FTTP to the 59 properties not involved in the BDUK/HIE £257,500 & annual cost of £27,000 per year £257,500 & annual cost of £27,000 per year

Below is a list of the awards that have been reviewed:

SEPTEMBER 2017

Grant Applicant Project Project Summary Project Cost Grant requested Grant Awarded
The Garve and District Development Company Recruitment of a development officer To provide funds for the recruitment and first year salary for a Community Development Officer £30,685 £30,685 £30,685
Achanalt Householders Association Erection of owl boxes Erection of 2 owl boxes to provide educational opportunities and to reduce the number of voles £160 £160 £160
Mossford Borehole Creation of a borehole Creation of a borehole on the private water supply for the Mossford community to provide clean water £60,000 £33,000 Pending

JUNE 2017

Grant  Applicant Project Project Summary Grant Requested Grant awarded
Torridon Mountain Rescue Team Rescue Centre To build a new purpose build centre £33,000 £5,000

 

MAY 2017

Grant  Applicant Project Project Summary Grant requested Grant Awarded
Garve & District Energy Group Energy Bill rebate scheme To reintroduce the energy bill rebate scheme in the area. £44,650 £44,650
Household Energy Scheme Free provision of low cost energy efficiency, including low energy lights and draught proofting.  Support to take forward the recommendations from the household surveys.  Free home energy visits and green deal assessments £23,384 £7,400
New local energy assessment This work package involves a full options assessment for renewable generation and the opportunity for the local supply of generated energy. £8,436 £8,436
Woodfuel Business Development This work package involves CES supporting GDCE to develop a business case to understand the viability and potential options for setting up a community owned wood fuel enterprise. £4,884 Postponed
Garve & District Community Council Community ceilidh To pay for the ceilidh band and catering for the communit ceilidh £745 £745

MARCH 2017

Grant  Applicant Project Project Summary Grant requsted Grant Awarded
Garve & District Energy Group Energy Bill rebate scheme To reintroduce the energy bill rebate scheme in the area. £44,650 Postponed
Household Energy Scheme Free provision of low cost energy efficiency, including low energy lights and draught proofting.  Support to take forward the recommendations from the household surveys.  Free home energy visits and green deal assessments £23,384 Postponed
New local energy assessment This work package involves a full options assessment for renewable generation and the opportunity for the local supply of generated energy. £8,436 Postponed
Woodfuel Business Development This work package involves CES supporting GDCE to develop a business case to understand the viability and potential options for setting up a community owned wood fuel enterprise. £4,884 Postponed
Project Management costs Costs for CES to manage the project £7,138 Postponed
TOTAL Total cost for all 4 strands of the project £88,492 Postponed
GlenWyvis Distillery Visitor Centre  To create a visitor centre in Dingwall to promote the area, and as part of the NC500 to bring more visitors to the area and aid regeneration of the town £9,235 Rejected
Garve & District Community Council Set up costs for Development Company To provide the set up costs for the Garve & District Development company £250 £250
Strathconon Primary & Nursery Parent Council Transport Costs To contribute towards the high cost of travel for families with primary and school age children in  Strathconon £3,000 Rejected
Garve & District Broadband Satellite Broadband To establish an interim improved broadband solution utilising satellite technology. £22,500 £22,500

Please note the Garve & District Energy group grant funding review has been postponed due to the number of directors eligible to vote.  A separate meeting will be arranged to review this application.

FEBRUARY 2017

The following application was reviewed outwith the normal grant funding timetable due to the urgency as detailed in the community needs survey

Grant  Applicant Project Project Summary Grant requsted Grant Awarded
Garve & District Broadband Wireless Broadband To enable quotes from 3 suppliers for a wireless broadband solution £10,200 £10,200

DECEMBER 2016

Grant  Applicant Project Project Summary Grant requested Grant decision Ave Score
GDCC Defibrillators Provision and installation of 5 defibrillators based in Garve, Inchbae, Altguish, Lochluichart and Achnasheen £13,200 Awarded

£13, 020

65%
Mossford Community Water  Supply To provide a new private water supply (PWS) via a borehole to 7 households in Mossford whose current PWS has been severely and dangerously contaminated by SSE works associated with transporting energy created from the Lochluichart windfarms £9,054 Decision deferred pending further information and clarification of liability and further negotiation N/A

Project Feedback – December 2016

Grant  Applicant Project Project Summary Grant awarded Project feedback
GDCC Defibrilators Provsion and installation of 5 defibrilators based in Garve, Inchbae, Altguish, Lochluichart and Achnasheen £13,200 All five Defibrillators have now been installed in our community at Garve Village Hall, Inchbae Lodge Inn, Aultguish Inn, Lochluichart Church of Scotland and Achnasheen Village Hall.  

SEPEMBER 2016

Grant Applicant Project Grant requested Grant awarded Average % Score
CES / Garve & District Community Energy Community Energy Scheme Decision postponed to next Board meeting due to late arrival of application form
Dingwall Academy Rock Challenge £1,500 £1,000 23%
Strathgarve Parent Council Transport and events £1,811.92

 

£1,811.92 42%
Strathgarve Parent Council Playpark £25,535 £25,535 subject to confirmation from Highland Council of estate issues and maintenance 58%

Project Feedback – September 2016

Grant  Applicant Project Grant awarded Feedback Summary
Strathgarve Parent Council Installation of playpark at Strathgarve Primary School £25,535 Playpark will be installed by end of November 2017
Strathgarve Parent Council Funding for extra curricular activities £1,811 Funds spent as per grant application
Dingwall Academy Rock Challenge £1,500 The project has won the Scottish Rock Challenge finals competing against 8 other schools from around Scotland

MARCH 2016

Grant Applicant Project Grant awarded Project Summary
Garve & District CC Community Needs Survey £5,855 Aigas Associates to conduct a survey to obtain community information on how benefit funds should be spent
Dundonnell Mountain Rescue New base in Dingwall No grant awarded  
Billie Houldsworth Project Trust Volunteering in South Africa No grant awarded  
Ullapool High School Educational trip to China £1,720 Visas for educational trip to China
Ullapool High School Educational trip to France WW1 Battlefields £1,380 To pay for additional support staff
Community Energy Scotland Garve & District Warmer Homes Initiative Decision postponed pending result of feasibility project

Project Feedback – March 2016

 

Project Grant Awarded Project feedback
GDCC Community Needs Survey £5,855 Survey completed and presented to the community.  The project cost £3881.47 and the remaining funds were returned to LCT
Ullapool High School China Trip £1,720 “We very much appreciate the help given to our school from the community trust”.  The funds were spent on the additional costs of visas as requested
Ullapool High School WWI Battlefield trip  

£1,380

“The trip was a huge success and of great value to the students”. The funds were all spent as requested in the grant application

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2015

Applicant

Project

Value of award

Project Summary

Wyvis Natural Playpark Group

Wyvis Natural Playpark

£50,000

To  build a unique natural playpark within the Garve & District Counci area.  £160,000 has been  committed to the project by LCT.

G&D Community Council

Over 60’s meal

£1,200

To provide all residents over 60 in the G&DCC area with an evening meal and entertainment and the chance to meet others.

Strathgarve Parent Council

Moving Strathgarve Forward

£1,500

To provide transport for trips and the purchase of outdoor play equipment

Dundonnell Mountain Rescue

Dingwall base Development

£5,000

To provide a new base in Dingwall to store securely the team’s resources and to provide a venue to meet for call outs and team training

Strathpeffer Pavilion Association

3 Projects

£5,000

Donation towards 3 refurbishment projects at the Pavilion

Friends of Lochluichart Community

Community Hall Development

£72,000

To convert the vestry at Kinlochuichart Church in to a community hall

 Project Feedback – September 2015                    

Project Grant Awarded Project feedback
Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team £5,000 Building work started Summer 2016
Friends of Lochluichart Community Hall £72,000 Work complete

Final cost submission received and unspent funds returned to LCT

Moving Strathgarve Forward – Strathgarve Parent Council £1,500 All funds spent as per original grant submisison
Strathpeffer Pavillion £5,000 Refurbishment of floor complete.  Photos are available in the gallery page of the LCT website
GDCC Over 60’s meal £1,200 All funds spent as per original grant submission
Wyvis Playpark £160,000 Receipt of the lease is imminent but no equipment will be ordered until it is completed.

Funds of £501 were released for planning application

MARCH 2015

Applicant

Project

Value of award

Project Summary

Garve & Lochluichart SWRI

Culture and Activity programme

£990

Annual payment to aid with coach hire, speaker’s expenses, attendance at Federation classes, marketing

Community Energy Scotland

Garve Community Energy Scheme Phase 2

£25,976

Develop local energy steering group, survey domestic properties, coordinate installations, review revenue generation projects

Friends of Strathpeffer Pavilion

Repainting of the Friends of the Pavilion Art Fair Display Boards

No award

 

TOTAL AWARDED

 

£26,966

 

  

SEPTEMBER 2014

Applicant

Project

Value of award

Project Summary

G&D Community Council

Over 60’s Christmas party

£1, 000

To provide Christmas meal and entertainment

Strathgarve Primary School Parent Council

Moving Strathgarve Forward

£11,107

Purchase of iPads, school transport, parties, adventure course and outdoor play equipment

Achnasheen  Strathvaich Gun Club

Club regeneration

£15,000

Purchase of traps, generator, training and construction of toilet facpility

Strathpeffer Spa  Golf Club

Project 2015

£8,000

 Improvements to senior and junior  golf course and equipment, and clubhouse

Puffin Hydrotherapy Pool

Hydrotherapy for the Highlands

£5,000

Donation to aid support, maintenance and internal refurbishment

APSE Energy

Garve Community Energy Scheme

£5,000

Feasibility study to develop business case to install renewable energy systems

TOTAL

 

£45,107