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Photo of men in canoes from Liquid Footprints
Photo of men in canoes from Liquid Footprints

Marybank fund invites local panel members

Do you take an interest in local community issues and activities?  Are you keen to see funding make a real difference in Ross-shire?

People who live, work or volunteer in the Marybank, Scatwell and Strathconon Community Council area are invited to help make decisions on funding for local projects from the EDF Renewables Corriemoillie Wind Farm Community Fund.  

Decisions on awards, as well as on fund priorities and strategy, are made by a panel of local volunteers who meet twice a year and receive ongoing support from Foundation Scotland.  There are currently vacancies for up to four panel members and people are invited to nominate themselves if they would like to get involved. No particular skills are required – just an interest in the local area and a desire to see the fund put to good use. A full induction is given to new members. 

The fund is available to groups working to benefit the local area who can apply for grants from £250 to £5,000. Awards can be made for projects which will help create a vibrant and sustainable place to live, promote community spirit and encourage community activity.

Since the fund was established in November 2019, awards totalling over £20,000 have been made to help run and maintain local halls, to improve the playpark and to deliver outreach gymnastic classes. Recently an award was made to the Fairburn Hall committee to organise a series of outdoor activities for children during the summer holidays, including kayaking and cycling.  Activities will be delivered by local providers as much as possible and aim to make the most of the local environment, getting children together socially as well as being outdoors and active. 

To find out more about the role, please view the profile below.  To nominate yourself, please complete an online application form here.

The nomination deadline is 2nd August, 2021.