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Community / Small groups celebrating after securing grants from charitable trust

Shetland Charitable Trust headquarters at Lerwick's North Road. Photo: Shetland News

A RANGE small community groups across Shetland are in line to receive grants of up to £5,000 from a funding scheme run by Shetland Charitable Trust (SCT).

One of the maximum awards is going to Shetland Heritage Association towards its modernisation plans.

The association brings together a network of small history groups and is aiming to increase people’s involvement with Shetland’s heritage.

Shetland Girls Football meanwhile has netted a one-off award of £5,000 to help with the cost of girls’ teams travelling to Edinburgh last month to compete in the Caledonia Super Cup.

The Space2Face Shetland charity is getting £4,974 as a contribution to its work helping repair the harm done by crime and conflict in the community.

Meanwhile Gulberwick, Quarff and Cunningsburgh Community Council is receiving a £4,500 grant for its hot meal scheme.

Shetland Samaritans has been awarded £4,000, while the Walls Regatta Club has bagged £3,150.

A total of £3,100 is going to the Yell Senior Leisure Club, and the South Mainland Community Association – Senior Citizens has been given £2,600.

The Multiple Sclerosis Society – Shetland Group has secured £2,520 for a fatigue management programme.

The Classic Motor Show has received funding. Photo: Austin Taylor

Shetland Folk Society has been awarded £2,300 to support the annual young fiddler competition, while Cunningsburgh Football Club is celebrating after receiving £2,214 for replacement goals.

The Shetland Classic Motor Show and Shetland Probus Club have both been given £1,500.

The smallest grant – £542 – is going to the Northmavine Under 5s group.

These awards come from the trust’s small grant scheme for groups with a turnover of less than £50,000 a year.

It focuses on projects seeking to reduce inequality and social exclusion in island life, which is the key aim of all the trust’s grant schemes.

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Charitable trust chair Dr Andrew Cooper said: “It’s important that these groups of active volunteers can call on the trust for a bit of help with extra projects that they’ve put together to meet needs they’ve identified.”

The funding pot for the small grant scheme was trebled in size in 2021/22 and stands at £100,000.

Larger charitable organisations are able to apply each year to the trust’s main grant scheme, which is paying out £8.6 million this year to 29 local projects and organisations.

A separate capital grants scheme is providing help with the cost of major repairs and upgrades to large community buildings throughout Shetland.

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