Friday, January 15, 2016

"Grants available to help nurture Nairnshire!"

Nairn Highland Councillors have set aside £25,000 from the local Ward Discretionary budget to let the local community decide for themselves which projects are needed in their area.

Community and voluntary groups in Nairnshire are being encouraged to think of projects that add value to their day-to-day activities. Grants of £200 – £2,500 will be available for groups to put these ideas into action.

Any local community, voluntary or non-profit group can apply; projects can be large or small and should aim to make Nairnshire a better place. The funding can be used to fund new projects or go toward bigger projects or ideas.

Projects that meet the eligibility criteria will be asked to present their ideas at a ‘Nurturing Nairnshire’ community event on Saturday 12 March, 10am in the Community and Arts Centre, King Street, Nairn, where local people will collectively agree what projects should be supported.

Provost of Nairn, Councillor Laurie Fraser speaking on behalf of Nairn Ward Members said: “This is a chance for the local community to make decisions about how funds are allocated at a local level, by empowering the community to make decisions on projects that are most important to the local area.

“In Nairn, there are a lot of successful community and voluntary organisations, and I would encourage them all to think about submitting an application - the process is easy and support is available.”

Application forms can be downloaded from The Highland Council Website at:

or collected from the Nairn Service Point, Library or Community Centre.

Anyone requiring further information or assistance with the application please contact:
Sam Morrison, Nairn Community & Arts Centre - 01667 453476
Shona McDonald, Youth Development Officer - 07825116484
Lizbeth Main, Sign-post - 01667 455234

The deadline for applications is 5pm Wednesday 17 February 2016


Anonymous said...

Is this money our money that we might spend on ourselves? How about a paddling pool, library. The list goes on

Anonymous said...

...coastal all abilities/walk linking Nairn, inverness, Forres
...better sewage overflow

do the big things first, the small things will take care of themselves

Build it and they'll come said...

Great news, we'll be able to build the new pier now so cruise ships can stop at Nairn

Nairn Gala Queen said...

Wouldnt it be great if they held a Nairn Gala Week again in Nairn the same time to celebrate the Queens birthday celebration what a great day it would be if they did. I know for sure if they did the whole town would support it including local buisneeses and maybe the local Rotary Club. What are other peoples thoughts on this.

Playboy said...

@ 5:31 PM

Oh yeah, would that be great. We could parade scantly dressed nubile girls as we did in the 1960's and call the winner a 'Gala Queen'. Clearly there are some folk who would greatly enjoy this portrayal of women in 2016.

Others have managed to drag their knuckles from the ground and are happy to respect women with the equal status they rightfully deserve. Small town, small mentality, time to grow up

Anonymous said...

@ Nairn Gala Queen - hopefully Nairn has moved forward in it's attitude towards women. I'm sure some people will support and wish to celebrate the queen's birthday, maybe a few cucumber sandwiches would do the trick?