Strathdearn Community Developments (SCD) are excited to announce that we have been invited to apply for the Community Assets Grant. If successful the grant would contribute to the new Community Hub which will house the Village Shop, a café, a play area, kitchen facilities, showers for the outdoor sports facility, as well as a large Community Hall.
Last year there were no funds available for a Big Lottery Community Assets grant so this year there were an increased number of applications for a smaller than usual total amount. An initial 140-odd applications were whittled down to a short list of 42. Our Community Hub was one of them largely due to the hard work and persistence of Charles Morgan, SCD Development Officer.
A team from the Big Lottery travelled to Tomatin on 8th November for a lengthy interview with the SCD Board. Our background and planning was scrutinised and they were kind enought to compliment the thoroughness of our application. Now, three weeks later, we are among the single figure of applicants who have been invited to apply for a grant.
So fingers crossed everyone. There is still a lot of work to be done, and strong competition for the limited funds available, but we are in there with a shout. We will keep you posted.