Support for Community projects

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has this week announced £1.3 million of grants from the Crown Estate funding to support 76 community projects across the Western Isles.

Comhairle Leader, Cllr Roddie Mackay, said: “We agreed in December an innovative programme to engage with communities on projects that were priority for them and I am delighted that we have reached the stage of issuing grant offers. The Comhairle is committed to seeing its communities directly benefit from the Crown Estate revenues, which we have long argued should be devolved to the islands.

“Today we have also agreed how the second year of allocation will be distributed. The increase in our funding means that as well as allocating £165k per ward we are also establishing an £800k fund for strategic projects that support economic recovery across the islands.”