Our Island, Our Future

Historic Windfall Recipients

 

Windfall Fund update – Winter 2012

The Board of directors have decided that now there is a regular flow of money coming in from the community turbine, the funding process will remain open to enquiries and applications all year round. If you have an interest in applying for funds please contact a member of staff or fill out an Enquiry Form which can be downloaded from our website. We will continue to update this page with a list of fund recipients.

The successful applicants in Winter 2012 were as follows:

  • Discover Tiree– £10,000 – towards a £15,000 project to revamp the Islands website, ww.isleoftiree.com, and create an App to provide visitors and locals with information on the move.
  • Duke of Edinburgh – £2,130 – towards running activities programme until summer 2013. The Duke of Edinburgh group have raised 25% of the running cost themselves.
  • Youth Work Tiree – £2,209 – towards putting on a schedule of events for National Youth Work Week 2012. Running 5th-9th November, there will be Cake decorating, Storytelling, Street dance and jewellery making workshops as well as kiting and biking for teens.
  • Tiree Broadband – £975 – towards the cost of transferring its customers who have @tireebroadband.com email addresses over to a new server. This will enable the email service to continue with minimal disruption to customers.
  • Tiree Rural Development – £3,298 – towards the ‘Building on Success’ project which will extend and improve the facilities at the Rural Centre and Mart. This funding will supplement the shortfall in feed in tariff income that has arisen following damage to TRD’s turbine.
  • Parent Teacher Association received £1,500.00 to power-wash, prime and repair existing rendering to Pre 5 Garden wall and building. (this award was not claimed)

Windfall Fund Awards – Spring 2012

TILLEY has continued her good performance from last year and in the first quarter of 2012 produced 1,182,362 kWh. Her hard work has also allowed the Tiree Community Development Trust to make awards in April 2012 of over £88,000 to numerous community groups, Individuals and businesses on the Island.

WE have received feedback that although it is important to fund smaller projects, people wanted to keep some money back for larger projects and opportunities that may arise in the future. Two such projects were awarded funding last month with Tiree Community Business successfully securing £20,000 towards purchasing The Business Centre for the island and Tiree Rural Development securing £21,489 towards upgrading the community’s Rural Centre. In addition more than £10,000 has been placed in a ‘community investment fund’ and set aside for similar large/long term community projects.

 Congratulations to the successful applicants, who are:

  • Tiree Horse & Pony Club £2000  To bring a Horse Riding Instructor to Tiree
  • Tiree Music Festival £1980 Hire of chemical toilets for TMF & Cattle Show
  • Tiree Music Festival £4500 Hire of Marquee for TMF & Cattle Show
  • Tiree Beaver Scouts £500 Activities day at the Hynish Centre
  • Diamond Jubilee Group £1000    Diamond Jubilee celebrations
  • Feis Thiriodh £155 Bamboo Theatre show during Feis week
  • Feis Thiriodh £360 Classes coordinator for Feis week
  • Tiree Windsurfing Club £925 Purchase of Body Boards and safety equipment
  • Tiree Disco Club £1200   Purchase of laptops
  • Sticky Kids £520 Purchase of infant tables and chairs
  • Piping Society £2000 To bring a Piping tutor to Tiree
  • An Talla £3460 Projector, screen and PA system upgrade
  • Hebridean Trust £1750 Pilot summer job, manning exhibitions
  • Tiree Community Business £10,000 Play park upgrade
  • Tiree Community Business £20,000 towards purchasing the Business Centre
  • Tiree Regatta Club £1580 Stramash Sailing event for Tiree youth
  • Tiree Rural Development  £21,489 Building upgrade project
  • Tiree Youth Club £454 New equipment for the Youth Club
  • Youth Work Tiree £800  Graffiti Art workshop for Tiree youth
  • Rags to Riches £1000 Towards the cost of hosting Rags to Riches 2012
  • Curam Thiriodh £1600 Extension of the Volunteer Coordinator post
  • Curam Thiriodh £400 Pilot exercise club 
  • Well done again to all the successful applicants!  If you would like details of any of the projects these groups are carrying out, please contact them direct.

The Board of directors and staff have also offered to provide help and advice to those groups, individuals and businesses who applied but did not receive awards.

A note of the Board meeting held on 12th April to discuss the applications and agree the awards is available to view here – Windfall Minutes 12/04/12. Clear declarations of conflict of interest have been made throughout the review process and the Board meeting itself. It is a condition of all awards that recipients display a conspicuous advert to show that they have benefited from the Windfall Fund.

Windfall Fund Awards – Autumn 2011

October and November have been tremendous months for Tilley, Tiree’s Community Turbine.  Not only has she produced the best monthly output so far, over 456 MWh in October, which is a load factor of 70%, her hard work has also allowed the Tiree Community Development Trust to make awards last week of over £40,000 to numerous community groups and projects on the Island.

The successful applicants are as follows:

  • Mainly Music £150 New toys for children’s groups
  • An Iodhlann £600 Soroby Graveyard mapping project
  • Curam Thiriodh £2,750 Volunteer Co-ordinator pilot
  • Church of Scotland £2,500 Glebe Turbine project – pre development work
  • Church of Scotland £500 Puppet show
  • TRD £2,000 Maintenance works to Rural Centre
  • Tiree Pony Club £1,900 Cost of equipment for new horse and pony group
  • Church of Scotland £150 School S4-6 cafe mug project
  • An Talla £4,000 Projector, screen and facilities work
  • Tiree Agricultural Show £500 External PA system addition
  • Vaul Golf Club £3,672 New grass cutting and greens machinery
  • Tiree Resource Club £6,530 Match funding for Minibus and co-ordinator
  • TRD £2,500 Building on Success – pre development work
  • Tiree Access Forum £85 Website set up
  • Tiree Tapestry Group £200 Storage boxes for materials
  • Milton Harbour Association £2,000 Ramp upgrade
  • TCB £4,000 Crossapol play park upgrade
  • Tiree High School £2,491.35 School Trip Fund
  • TRD £4,387 Tourist Information Point
  • Tiree Tech Wave £300 Community work shop event

 

Well done to all the successful applicants!  If you would like details of any of the projects these groups are carrying out, please contact them direct.

The Board of directors and staff have also offered to provide help and advice to those groups who applied but did not receive awards.

A note of the Board meeting held on 8 November to discuss the applications and agree the awards is available to view here – Windfall Minutes 08/11/11. Clear declarations of conflict of interest have been made throughout the review process and the Board meeting itself. It is a condition of all awards that recipients display a conspicuous advert to show that they have benefited from the Windfall Fund.

 

Windfall Fund Awards – Spring 2011

The Tiree Trust directors are delighted to announce that 14 organisations are to benefit from the first Windfall Fund grants totalling £9,322.  The money for these grants comes from Tilley our community turbine and will benefit a great mix of projects and activities across Tiree.  All the applications had to go through a rigorous review process and were scored according to specific criteria including benefits to Tiree, sustainability, value for money, job creation, benefits to the youth of Tiree and strengthening Tiree’s cultural heritage. All the groups receiving funding have been asked to publicise the support they are receiving and to display a special Tilley logo.

The recipients of the first awards are:

  • Sticky Kids £65 for children’s play pen
  • The Crab Shack £350 for table and chairs (this award was not claimed)
  • Football Coaching £270 for T shirts and fold away goals
  • Tiree Piping Society £1,000 to bring a piping tutor to Tiree 12 times a year
  • Tiree Beavers £1,000 to help set up a  beaver scout group for children aged 5-8
  • Tiree Toddlers £1,000 towards soft play equipment
  • Zumba £350 for a portable sound system to be used with other groups
  • Tiree Tapestry group £1,000 to help create a textile record of Tiree’s heritage
  • Pre-5 garden £1,000 towards play equipment
  • Tiree Maritime Trust £674 for 2 containers for boat building and maintenance
  • TRD wi-fi point £731 to set up a card payment service and purchase 2 new computers
  • Feis Thiriodh £500 to publish a song booklet of 20 Tiree traditional songs
  • Tourist information point £882 to provide a welcome and information service
  • An Talla £500 towards “deck the hall” and new chair covers

Well done to all the successful applicants!  If you would like details of any of the projects these groups are carrying out, please contact them direct.

The Board of directors and staff have also offered to provide help and advice to those groups who applied but did not receive awards.

A note of the Board meeting held on 20 April to discuss the applications and agree the awards is available to view here –  Windfall Minutes 20/04/11. Clear declarations of conflict of interest have been made throughout the review process and the Board meeting itself. It is a condition of all awards that recipients display a conspicuous advert to show that they have benefited from the Windfall Fund.

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