Grants available to help nurture Nairnshire

Nairn Highland Councillors have set aside £25,000 from the local Ward Discretionary budget to let the local community decide for themselves which projects are needed in their area.

Community and voluntary groups in Nairnshire are being encouraged to think of projects that add value to their day-to-day activities. Grants of £200 – £2,500 will be available for groups to put these ideas into action.

Any local community, voluntary or non-profit group can apply; projects can be large or small and should aim to make Nairnshire a better place. The funding can be used to fund new projects or go toward bigger projects or ideas.

Projects that meet the eligibility criteria will be asked to present their ideas at a ‘Nurturing Nairnshire’ community event on Saturday 12 March, 10am in the Community and Arts Centre, King Street, Nairn, where local people will collectively agree what projects should be supported.

Application forms can be downloaded from The Highland Council Website at:

or collected from the Nairn Service Point, Library or Community Centre.

Anyone requiring further information or assistance with the application please contact:

  • Sam Morrison, Nairn Community & Arts Centre - 01667 453476
  • Shona McDonald, Youth Development Officer - 07825116484
  • Lizbeth Main, Sign-post - 01667 455234

The deadline for applications is 5pm Wednesday 17 February 2016

Read the full press release on The Highland Council website