Weatherseal supports island communities with £10,000

Weatherseal this week continued to show its backing for local communities across Scotland including those in the Western Isles with £10,000 funding for charities and community groups.

Following the success of its £5,000 bursary with Real Radio, the double glazing and conservatory specialists is pledging a further £5,000 to help local community groups and charities through its ‘Window of Opportunity Bursary’.

The bursary will allow local charities and community groups to apply for grants which can be used to help fund community events, projects, groups and activities and Weatherseal hope it will be as popular as their previous bursary, which saw eight community groups benefit.

Tony Reilly, managing director of Weatherseal commented: “As an organisation, we are committed to the local communities that we work in and following the great success of our bursary with Real Radio we saw that there was an appetite for a similar scheme to run across Scotland.

“With this in mind, we decided to launch the ‘Weatherseal Window of Opportunity Bursary’. The initial £5,000 will enable us to continue supporting charities and community groups within Scotland and make a positive difference in the local areas. “It really is a fantastic opportunity so I would encourage any worthy cause to get in touch with us via the website and apply before the end of November.”

The bursary can be used for any community and charity based activity, for example, a football team needing a new kit or money towards a local charity group away day.

To apply, e-mail stating why your group deserves a share of the £5,000 bursary. The deadline for entries is 30th November 2011.