July 20, 2018

It can’t always be good news…

The trust had some disappointing news today. We have been unsuccessful at being accepted onto the second stage of the Coastal Communities Funding (CCF) programme. We were applying to this fund to repair and extend the slipway at Meanish Pier along with installing a pontoon.
I have spoken with a CCF funding officer and the reasons are that it was extremely oversubscribed. They had over 80 applications and of these 63 projects were deemed as fundable. Our application was deemed as fundable and he highlighted that it was also seen as a worthwhile project. Unfortunately they could only take 20 of these applications forward to stage two and 10 or less of these are likely to receive funding. Priority was given to applicants who had been knocked back for CCF previously due to oversubscription and this was our first application for the pier. Priority was also given to areas that have not received CCF before and a number of projects in Skye and Lochalsh have received CCF.
They have recommended other funding streams and I am now looking into this.
I’m dissapointed but not dispondent.