Lottery funding boost for Blair-based Nest
There are so many things we want to do and ideas we have - and this will be a big help ...
A community interest company based in Blairgowrie is celebrating this week after being awarded £10,000 in funding from the National Lottery Communities Fund.
Nest Creative Spaces on the Wellmeadow will use the grant to recruit a new volunteer coordinator, initially for a 12-month period but with the intention that this could be extended if possible.
The new role, which is for 16 hours a week, will provide support for the volunteers at Nest, of which there are currently 14.
It is hoped that the successful candidate will be in post by the end of the year.
Tracie Dick is one of the directors at Nest Creative Spaces.
She said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this funding and are extremely grateful to the National Lottery Communities Fund for the support.
“It will allow us to support our wonderful team of volunteers and look at developing new opportunities for them.
“Our volunteers are vital to Nest, they are the ones who keep it going through running community activities, the Remnant shop and making some of the Nest products in the gift shop, and it is great that we will be able to enhance our focus on the work that they do and the benefits volunteering can have.
“The funding is also a huge boost to the development of the facilities we have here at Nest as it will enable us to look at offering additional services to the community.
“There are so many things we want to do and ideas we have – and this will be a big help in allowing us to work towards achieving at least some of that.”