The Training Grants scheme was developed to meet objective 2 of the Westray Development Trust:
The Westray Development Trust Directors have agreed to an annual training bursary fund, to assist the goal of “advancing education and in particular to promote opportunities for learning for the benefit of the general public.”
Bursary awards will be limited to 50% of course fees up to a maximum of £500 per person per year.
The education and training courses eligible for these grants are for personal development either socially, academically or vocationally. Statutory workplace courses will not be considered.
In the case of individuals who wish to obtain a full driving licence, WDT will fund up to 50% of the costs of up to 10 lessons per person. This can only be obtained once per individual.
Applicants must be ordinarily resident on Westray i.e. Westray is where they live for most of the year.