Posted 30/12/2020
By: Kayleigh Tipper

We are delighted to announce that we have been successful with our recent external funding application to the HIE Communities Recovery Fund, securing an amazing £28,667 for our community! 

From January 2021, with this funding, we will be rolling out some extra activities, including an online games club, online quizzes, weekly wellness sessions (with a pop-up meet and eat), funding for adults to obtain new skills or take up a new hobby, and funding for activity packs for children. 

We are also delighted to announce that we are extending our current Covid-19 support for a further 3 months, to 31st March 2021. This is through a combination of the funding secured from the HIE Communities Recovery Fund above, and our own funds. This supports includes: free weekly 2-course meal from The Taversoe; free delivery of essential food parcels from Marion's Shop and via Rousay Deliveries; free delivery of The Taversoe's weekend take-out meals; and free PPE (which continues to be available for collection from the phone box by Rousay Pier). 

Further details about our new activities will be announced soon, but in the meantime we hope that our Covid-19 support is going some way to help our community in these difficult times, and we hope everyone is keeping safe and well. 

Covid-19 Funding Extension to 31 March 2021Covid-19 New Funding

In Other News..

Covid-19 Fund: New Skills
Posted 13/01/2021

Thinking about taking up a new skill? We have 75 x £20 grants for the cost of equipment and books for adults to learn new skills, courtesy of our successful application to HIE's Communities Recovery Fund. It could be learning a new language, or you could be embarking on a taster course in a new skill. 

Remember that we also have our own Wellbeing 100 Fund & Educational Bursary Fund. So if you find that you are enjoying learning, you might be able to continue with additional funding (subject to meeting the eligibility criteria). Please ask us if you need more information. 

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The Pier Project - Timeline
Posted 13/01/2021

Following the ongoing interest in The Pier project, we have produced a timeline, to illustrate the work undertaken by the Development Trust, in relation to this project, over the last few years. This timeline breaks down into specific actions and dates. To assist you, we have created image maps, which means that you can click on each activity and you will be taken to the associated document. To access these timelines (split into 3 in total), you will need to use the following links: 

The Pier Timeline 2019

The Pier Timeline 2020 (January-March)

The Pier Timeline 2020 (April-December)

We have also produced a timeline which summarises the main points - you can see these further below (these are not image maps, so there are no links to documents on these ones). If you are viewing this on a mobile device, you may only see a partial image - please click or tap on the images to see a larger version. 

We hope you will find these timelines and documents useful, however, as ever, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

The Pier Timeline 2018The Pier Timeline 2019-20

Covid-19 Fund: Activity Packs
Posted 05/01/2021

Following our announcement last month about our additional Covid-19 funding, we are pleased to provide some more information about our Activity Packs for children. We have 20 x £20 grants for Activity Packs for children in isolation, or if their family is in receipt of benefits (we don't need to know which benefit the family is in receipt of). Please get in touch with us to claim this grant. 

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Covid-19 Activity Packs for Children