Emer­gency cash grants for groups

The Oban Times - - News -

COM­MU­NITY groups in the High­lands have ben­e­fited from grants to­talling more than £24,000 to help them pre­pare for win­ter storms and emer­gen­cies.

In Lochaber, Duror and Ken­tallen Com­mu­nity Coun­cil re­cieved £2,479 to in­stall a gen­er­a­tor and tele­phones in the vil­lage hall, Ast­ley Hall Trust was awarded £2,000 for emer­gency equip­ment in Ari­saig, and Bal­lachul­ish Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion was given £2,560 to de­liver an emer­gency and re­silience plan.

In Skye and Lochalsh, Uig Com­mu­nity Trust was granted £13,390 to in­stall standby gen­er­a­tors at the fill­ing sta­tion and com­mu­nity hall, Glenelg and Ar­nis­dale Com­mu­nity Coun­cil re­ceived £ 3,000 for emer­gency equip­ment, and Tarskavaig Com­mu­ni­ties Hall As­so­ci­a­tion re­ceived £1,197 to buy and in­stall emer­gency light­ing for homes in Ach­na­cloich, Tarskavaig and Tokavaig. The fund­ing came from Scot­tish Hy­dro Elec­tric Power Dis­tri­bu­tion’s re­silient com­mu­ni­ties fund.

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