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Highland good causes offered chance to bid for share of £25,000

By Hector MacKenzie

Charities, good cause groups and community projects in the Highands are invited to apply for a share of £25,000 as part of Scotmid Co-operative’s Community Connect initiative.

A panel of elected members and staff will short-list applications to just three good cause groups, who will then be in line to win the top Community Connect award of £15,000, with the runners-up each receiving £5000.

Applications are invited from groups that will enhance the quality of life and wellbeing of people living in communities served by a Scotmid store. Scotmid members will decide how the funding is awarded in October 2020.

Since the initiative was launched in 2017, over £500,000 has been awarded to good cause groups enabling key projects to come to life in local areas. Previous winners have included Highland Cycle Ability Centre and Highland Hospice.

Applications should be made via the Scotmid website.

Chief Executive, John Brodie, said: “Over the past 160 years, our core purpose is to serve our local communities and improve people’s everyday lives and Community Connect helps not only bring communities together but brings worthwhile projects to life. We look forward to introducing the next cycle of short-listed groups to our members.”

The deadline is Friday, February 28

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