Monday, April 22, 2013

Nairn Ward Highland Council Discretionary Funding awards

Today the Highland Council announced the following:

"Members of The Highland Council’s Nairn Ward at their last Business Meeting, approved the following applications for Nairn Ward Discretionary Funding:
Nairn County FC Supporters’ Group - stand refurbishment - £7,000;
Keeping Nairnshire Colourful Children’s Spring & Edible Competitions - £245;
Nairnshire Football Development Association Charitable Trust - schools coaching programme - £2,335;
Nairn & District Gardening Club Annual Show - £990;
Association of Nairn Businesses - Street Market 20th July - £3,161.

Provost Liz MacDonald said: “We are very pleased to see the first five community applications go through in the new financial year. I would congratulate in particular the tremendous community effort by the Wee County Supporters in their fund raising campaign for the stand refurbishment at Station Park.”

Provost MacDonald also paid tribute to Louise Clark Ward Manager who retires on 3 May, she said: “Louise will be greatly missed as Ward manager for Nairn. Over the years she has been a tremendous help and support to individuals and community groups and she will be sorely missed by all.

“I am particularly grateful to her for all her help over the years and will miss her and her immense local knowledge of the area. She will be a hard act to follow and I wish her a very long and happy retirement.” "

The £7,000 for the Fans Ground improvement fund will attract matching funding from the Scottish Football Partnership. Reaction from a County Fans Spokesperson to this generous award from the Council now on the fundraising site news pages here.

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