Islay and Jura Fund News

Fourteen in Numbers

Over the past 18 months Fourteen has made::

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On Your Marks!

Two rounds have run to date and spent £29,478 supporting 19 different projects. Below is a selection of projects who have benefitted. 

Bridgend Bowling Club, awarded £1,260 in October 2015Bridgend Bowlers

Bridgend Bowling Club is a small club on Islay, with big ideas.   With an elderly membership of consisting of 25 people, a key priority for the Club is to attract new members, whilst increasing the opportunities for people to play bowls. 

One of the first steps has been the installation of boarding around the bowling green.  The board allows safe access to the green for those with limited mobility, as well as providing a safety barrier for both players and spectators. Read more...


Islay Quilters awarded £2000 in October 2015Crochet Workshop

Islay Quilters was established by a small group of ladies who had a desire to share and extend their skills in needlework and sewing, whilst passing on their skills to others.Manned by volunteers, Islay Quilters, run a shop, selling fabrics, wool, haberdashery and items made by members – with all profits from the shop being reinvested into the group.

The shop is also home to the numerous workshops which run regularly and are designed to suit all levels of expertise.
The Quilters are keen to ensure that sewing skills aren’t lost and skills are passed onto the younger inhabitants of Islay. A grant from Fourteen has enabled them to purchase smaller sewing machines and materials, allowing them to share basic skills in both hand and machine sewing. Whilst encouraging and inspiring young people to extend into more specialised areas of patchwork and quilting. Read more...



The PM Club, awarded £627 in October 2015PM Club

The PM Club run a weekly lunch club at the Port Mhor Centre, Port Charlotte. In addition to providing lunch, the club invite a variety of speakers to give talks on numerous topics ranging from healthy living, to arts and crafts.

The group received a grant from the Fourteen Programme to fund an open afternoon, serving teas and home baking and to encourage new members. Local artists and crafters, were also invited to display their works, and talk about their crafts. Read more... 


MactaggartMacTaggart Cybercafe, awarded £2000 in October 2015

150 people of all ages tested their climbing skills when a mobile climbing wall visited Port Ellen Green on a bright day in April. The event was organised by the Mactaggart Cybercafé with funding from Fourteen.

Transport was provided on the Saturday helping people to travel from surrounding villages. But the Rock Wall was so popular many people from outlying areas shared cars to bring family and friends. There was a lot of local support with many volunteers helping out over the weekend.  Read more....


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