Help from fund for Isles groups

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A number of different projects are aided courtesy of the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund (SLCF) which is funded from a levy of 5.6% on all landfill tax paid by landfill operators in Scotland.

Landfill tax paid in the Outer Hebrides relates to CNES operations at Bennadrove in Lewis and Rueval in Benbecula.

Third Sector Hebrides have gained status to administer the fund locally and now wish to promote this to eligible local groups across the islands.

They will be holding an information session relating to the fund on October 5th from 1 to 5pm at their offices at 30 Francis Street, Stornoway.

The fund can be used to support projects such as:

Aid the reclamation, remediation, restoration or other operation on land to facilitate economic, social or environmental use

Are community based recycling, re-use and waste prevention projects

Aim to provide, maintain or improve a public park or other public amenity

Conserve or promote biological diversity through the provision, conservation, restoration or enhancement of a natural habitat or the maintenance/recovery of a species in its natural habitat

Aim to maintain, repair or restore a building, other structure or a site of archaeological interest, which is a place of religious worship, or a site of historic or architectural or archaeological interest which is open to the public.

For more information please contact Third Sector Hebrides at: enquiries@tshebrides.org.uk