We record major funding sources but there are local community donations, fund raising, and in kind help imbedded in most of these projects all of which have considerable volunteer Director input and in many cases actual on the ground volunteer effort by the community.
5th March beach clean organised in co operation with THA and Tarbert Academy.
New play park established at Harbour side in co operation with Tarbert Harbour Authority and the Community Council. Cost of £35K assisted by Post Code Lottery.
Updated the Community Plan at public workshop day.
Community benefit contract established for Freasdail Wind farm which will bring some£22k funding per annum for 20 years which together with Srondoire income will fund Trust operating overheads and a small grants program being offered by the Trust.
Investment of £170K secured in Srondoire Wind Farm which will bring a community income for 20 years.
Updated the Community Plan at public workshop day.
Tarbert Castle transferred to Tarbert Castle Trust to protect community interest as TSCT embarking on investment in wind turbines.
Tarbert Castle Community Woodland project commenced with £15K assistance from Awards for All , FCS, Woodland Trust, NHS wellbeing fund, the Co operative Community grants and Argyll and Bute Council Third Sector grants . 2/3 year project with planting commencing 2013 autumn with school children to celebrate National Tree Week. Considerable volunteer commitment involved.
Provided mandatory work placement facility for Argyll and Bute Employability/ benefits department. We have done this twice before under different government schemes including a 6 month placement.
Medieval Melee event held at Castle 350 residents and visitors attended for a fun day.
Interpretation panels and Archaeological research design at Tarbert Castle and less able access report completed £25K HLF and Historic Scotland funding. Working with Archaeology Scotland and Kilmartin Museum with considerable volunteer input.
HMIE made first community education inspection and Trust played major part village receiving glowing report due to volunteer activities, community plan etc.
Local Food Project and Entire Kintyre Orchard follow on to Big Green Tarbert –£160K funding for from Climate Challenge fund and Awards for All. Involved 3 other Kintyre area groups and Swedish group. We have provided part time employment for several people during this project.
Worked with THA to create outdoor gym. Trust obtained £10K grant from Post Code Lottery as contribution to £15K cost
Worked with THA on village centre upgrade THA spent £10K of £1M Scottish government grant on Castle access steps.
Spinning group formed using wool from Castle sheep now meeting regularly with some 20 members £1.5K funding A & B /NHS wellbeing.
Big Green Tarbert carbon reduction program with £160K Scottish Government Climate Challenge funding. We provided employment for several individuals during this project.
Wind turbine development Study commenced for our own on FCS ground funded by CES £50K. This included a successful community ballot providing mandate to proceed. By 2013 poor results from met mast data brought project to an end. In line with Community Plan negotiations commenced with Srondoire wind farm for community share in project.
Community Plan commissioned by working group TSCT/THA/TSCC with £12K funding from the Leader program and Awards for All. Plan published 2010 now basis of most funding applications.
Breathing Place Project for path and bird hide at White Shore area Lottery grant £15K and working with landowner and his agent.
Tarbert Castle site fenced, paths constructed, picnic table and bench installed and community Hebridean sheep introduced as low carbon sustainable grass cutters. Castle floodlighting installed funded by Crown Estate £6K and conservation assistance from Historic Scotland. Considerable volunteer commitment over a sustained period
Kintyre Way opened officially at the newly accessible Tarbert Castle
Tarbert Castle secured for the community and volunteer organisation Tarbert Conservation Initiative formed. This led to a major project for which a separate record was maintained showing progress, and an expenditure of £1M by 2013 with numerous supporting organisations FCS, Historic Scotland, Leader program and SRDP. The Trust borrowed £100K (now repaid) from local community to achieve cash flow on £3/4M SRDP funding of Tower House consolidation on a 4 year rolling contract
These projects had considerable volunteer commitment.
Community development plan for Skipness. Proposals developed to prepare a plan but abandoned due to local opposition to any change.
Youth premises discussions commenced and proposal made for two locations but property purchase attempts unsuccessful. However this initial work led to the eventual proposal to incorporate new youth facilities in village hall subsequently achieved in 2009 at cost of £700K for whole project
Steering Group formed after public meeting and Trust established as Company Limited by Guarantee and registered as Co No 233786 Charity No SC 0333791. Web presence, information leaflets and exhibition boards organised with £10 K Awards for All grant.