Open for Applications – 8th January 2024 Closing for Applications – Noon 13th March 2024
ABOUT THE FUND
South Islay Development (SID) is delighted to be working in partnership with Ardbeg Distillery to identify and fund projects the length and breadth of Islay over the next 5 years. A £1 million fund, the ARDBEG ALL ISLAY FUND, has been established following the sale of a rare Ardbeg 1975 cask sold to a private investor for £16m.
The fund will benefit organisations, projects, and enterprising activities across the whole of Islay. Grants will be available to not-for-profit groups the working to benefit and enhance the local community.
£200,000 will be available annually over a 5-year period from the fund. It is vitally important that the fund is set up and administered diligently and to this end there will be a panel of 9 people recommending, advising, and approving all applications. Two SID directors, six members of our community and one Glenmorangie Company director.
PURPOSE OF THE FUND
Supporting Active Lives: ensuring access to a range of physical and healthy activities; Building Community Resilience: helping residents access learning and training, supporting carers to access external services or supporting local cultural activities and facilities; Enhancing The Environment: establishing or supporting environmental schemes such as CO2 reduction, recycling, or land use, including biodiversity improvements and peatland restoration.
Weekly Drop-In Sessions at the SID Office
Every Wednesday from 17th January to 7th March 2024 - 10am until 2pm. (One-to-one sessions can be booked in advance)