Tag Archives: grants

Papay Boat

watch Following a request from the Westray Community Council, the board agreed to contribute £460 towards the costs of the winter on-demand boat service between Westray and Papay.  This supports the maintenance of the inter-island ferry service which provides social, educational, recreational and employment benefits for Westray.

Westray Walks leaflet

source The Westray & Papa Westray Tourist Association were successful in their application to the turbine fund for part of the costs of reprinting the very popular Westray Walks leaflet.   A grant of £883.50 was approved, matching the Westray Community Council contribution.  The leaflets have now been printed and widely distributed, both on Westray and mainland […]

New equipment for the Gym

http://thermograve.co.uk/?post_type=portfolio WDT will provide funding for a recumbant bicycle for the Healthy Living Centre Gym.  The total cost is £1639, with a contribution being made from a coffee afternoon fundraiser organised by healthy living centre staff and users.  Thanks to all who supported the fundraiser. This equipment should be a lot easier for people with limited mobility […]

Financial planning

The board invited Alan Long (The Long Partnership) to the last Board meeting to give advice on financial matters within the trust.  This was a useful session and covered areas such as funding the Community Interest Company, taxation advice, lending to businesses and individuals, and financial investment.

Nursery healthy snack

The Westray Nursery received a grant of £400 from Westray Development Trust to spend on fruit and vegetables for snack time.  This has meant that even though the Westray Nursery doesn’t have access to cheap supermarket snack items, it can continue to charge the same session fee as other Orkney nurseries and provide a healthy […]

School Trip to Poland

Westray Junior High School have started planning a trip to Poland for all senior school students next year.   Children and parents have made a huge undertaking to fundraise half the total required, and WDT has agreed to match this (up to £8500).  £2400 of this has already been paid over to cover deposits.

Local Heritage books

The Trust has now contributed to the publication costs of three local heritage books produced by the Westray Heritage Trust (to a total of £1700).   With the remainder of the publication costs being recovered from the first wave of sales at and soon after the book launch events, these will continue to produce income to […]

Westray Connections 2012

The first “Westray Connections” music weekend was held in 2012, and organised by the Westray and Papa Westray Tourist Association, with Westray Development Trust underwriting and subsidising the costs of this.   From small intimate afternoon concerts at local venues to a packed evening concert in the community hall, and an impromptu jam session outside the […]