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Community / Community groups benefit from small grants

FIVE local community organisations are to share just over £20,000 in grants from Shetland Charitable Trust.

They are:

  • The Michaelswood community woodland, in Aith, is looking to replace one of its children’s attractions, Captain Blackbeard’s Galleon, which was removed after becoming worn-out over the years. A £3,000 grant will go towards the new pirate ship;
  • The MS Society Shetland and Shetland Stroke Support will spend their £4,973 grant on providing upper limb function classes for people with MS or who have had a stroke;
  • Shetland (Hurricanes) Amateur Competitive Swimming Club will use its £5,000 grant to make the cost of training as a competitive swimmer affordable and inclusive for all during this financial year as the club recovers from the impact of Covid-19;
  • Unst Partnership Ltd aims to extend its Unst Fair Food Fund until the end of 2021 with a £3,750 grant from SCT;
  • The Young Mums Group will use a grant of £3,623 to provide fresh and local produce to those who attend the group, helping promote a balanced diet and support low-income households.

The grants were made under a trust grant scheme set up to help small charities.

Meanwhile, larger charitable organisations with a turnover above £50,000 have until 30 August to apply for a share of £200,000 still available under SCT’s main grant scheme.