Islay & Jura

A Fourteen Community


Fourteen was part of Spirit of 2012’s Glasgow Commonwealth Games legacy programme; instigated by Spirit’s investment in the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games and its legacy around the UK.  14 communities across the UK were identified as Fourteen communities who each received a resource budget of up to £250,000 over three years to invest in activity that local people themselves believe will make a difference to well-being and happiness within their community. Fourteen  ran from January 2015 through to December 2017.

6 of the communities were in Scotland, one of them was Islay & Jura.  A Panel of local people oversaw the distribution of the Fourteen resource budget, informed by ideas and aspiration of community groups and local people on Islay & Jura.

In 2016 the Panel made available £45,000 to be distributed to some Big Ideas that fitted the Fourteen criteria, were popular with the general public, could provide some other match funding and were going to leave a legacy on Islay and Jura. The results can be found here..

Watch the short video below which celebrates the achievements and impact of the Fund on the community. 



Latest Grants

Big Idea

Ionad Chaluim Chille Ìle

  • To contribute to the cost of creating a heritage hub on Islay.
  • Amount Awarded: £13,200

Isle of Jura Development Trust

  • To re-instate the "Better Evening Transport to Islay" bus service linking Craighouse and Bowmore.
  • Amount Awarded: £12,000

Isle of Jura Development Trust

  • To develop Corran Path with a fully-accessible area with shelter and seating.
  • Amount Awarded: £21,600


Get Set

Islay Baptist Church

  • To purchase a 16-seater minibus, ideally with wheelchair access, that will provide a community transport service for the elderly and others in need and increase their access to activities, services and facilities
  • Amount Awarded: £15,000


On Your Marks!

Islay and Jura Community Enterprises

  • To contribute to the purchase of a 3-bed trampoline trailer, which will be towed to village locations across Islay and Jura on a rotational basis for young people to participate in a new sport.
  • Amount Awarded: £3,000

3rd Argyll (1st Islay) Scout Group

  • To fund participation in the leadership training programme by the group's leaders.
  • Amount Awarded £2,000 

Argyll and Bute Third Sector Interface

  • To run a volunteers fair, aiming to connect young people of high school age with organisations making a difference in their communities.
  • Amount Awarded £2,000

Fèis Òigridh Ìle agus Dhiùra

  • To run music workshops with Islay and Jura's younger children aged 5-12 years during January 2018 to encourage participation in the February Feis.
  • Amount Awarded £540

Islay and Jura Community Piping and Drumming Club

  • To fund venue hire, equipment, and advertising to help establish the club and provide weekly practice sessions.
  • Amount Awarded £3,000

Islay Community Access Group

  • To purchase and install benches to selected sites on Islay's path network.
  • Amount Awarded £2,100

Islay High School Parent Teacher Council

  • To contribute to establishing a girls' rugby team through volunteer training, equipment, kit, and travel expenses.
  • Amount Awarded £2,480
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