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Training help for folk in Contin, Garve, Marybank, Scatwell and Strathconon areas through EDF Corriemoillie fund


By Alasdair Fraser

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Morven MacDonald from Strathpeffer received a bursary to support her postgraduatemuseum studies course to help her manage and develop the Highland Museum of Childhood.
Morven MacDonald from Strathpeffer received a bursary to support her postgraduatemuseum studies course to help her manage and develop the Highland Museum of Childhood.

INDIVIDUALS, small businesses, charities and voluntary groups in parts of Ross-shire are being encouraged to apply for education and training support funding.

Applications are open for grant assistance from the EDF Renewables Corriemoillie Education and Training Fund, with a deadline of Monday, June 29.

Any eligible individual or organisation from the Contin, Garve and district, Lochbroom, Marybank, Scatwell and Strathconon, and Strathpeffer community council areas can apply.

Awards to firms and third sector groups can help cover the costs of training, apprenticeships or business mentoring.

Individuals can receive financial assistance to pursue education, training or apprenticeship opportunities, with grants to cover travel costs, fees, equipment,

accommodation costs or childcare.

Fund co-ordinator Marion McDonald said: “It is great to be able to offer support in these very uncertain times. Helping people to access education and training can make such a difference to their lives.”

The fund supports a wide range of training from short courses to apprenticeships and degree level courses – any course that helps people improve skills and

employability and helps to retain jobs in the area.

Connor MacLeod from Marybank received help in training to be a car mechanic in Beauly.
Connor MacLeod from Marybank received help in training to be a car mechanic in Beauly.

Previous recipients of funding include Connor MacLeod from Marybank, who is training to be a car mechanic in Beauly.

He said: “I am so thankful for the award I received. It has helped me buy the tools I need to do my mechanic apprenticeship.”

Morven MacDonald from Strathpeffer received a bursary to support her postgraduate museum studies course to help her manage and develop the Highland Museum of

Childhood.

She said: “I’m extremely grateful to experience first-hand the opportunities and encouragement the fund can provide for individuals, groups and organisations within the local community.”

Further information about how to apply is available at: https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/corriemoille-education-and-

training/Foundation Scotland, who manage the fund, can be contacted on 0131 524 0300.


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