Funded Projects

Community Survey on creation of 2 Woodland Crofts! **NOW CLOSED

This survey is now closed. We have kept the post active for information purposes: “DCT is considering the purchase of two woodlands at Orbost: Cruachan Wood and Cnoc nan Craobh (also known locally as Bluebell Hill), which are both currently owned by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). If there is community support for the proposal, DCT would be pursuing an Asset Transfer, which enables eligible community organisations to acquire land from public bodies at a discount from market value. ...Read More

Scottish Land Fund Success!

We have been successful in our application to the Scottish Land Fund for the purchase of the Gaeltec Buildings! As part of the latest round of funding, DCT has been awarded £361,096 towards the purchase of the Gaeltec buildings and associated costs of conveyancing, insurance and project management. This is a key step towards community ownership and delivery of the project, though there is a long way to go! Keep your eyes peeled for more news, and email us if you would like to get involved to hel...Read More

Community Park Funding News – We’re nearly there!

  We’re in the final sprint of funding for the Community Park Project! We were successful in our application to the UK Shared Prosperity Community pot, and have been awarded a whopping £40,000. We’re only about £15,000 away from our target. The old equipment at the site has been removed, the legals are being thrashed out and we should be ready to purchase the equipment and book an installation date soon. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming volunteer days – we will be doing a bit...Read More

Gaeltec Buildings Update 17th February at Dunvegan Community Hall

17/2/24 Drop in at Dunvegan Hall 1pm-3pm to view the preliminary plans and discuss! We held our AGM in January, and said said we would share the preliminary design plans for the Gaeltec Buildings with everyone, so we can take feedback and suggestions to inform the final design (if the purchase is secured!) We’ll be in Dunvegan Hall on the 17th of February 1pm-3pm to share the preliminary designs and discuss the individual facilities in more depth.  We’ll have a stations dedicated to ...Read More

Discretionary Grant – Dunvegan Primary School

Like so many other communities,  families here have been hit by the current cost of living crisis,  and we want  to make sure that every pupil  who attends Dunvegan Primary has access to breakfast each morning. Lots of our children are bussed and taxied into school from quite a distance, and some of them feel it is too early in the morning to eat breakfast before leaving the house, so our breakfast club is a huge asset for them.  Part of the fund helps to pay for our school trips during the scho...Read More

Small Projects – First Responder Kit

There are 4 fully trained first responders for the Scottish Ambulance Service covering North West Skye. They offer their  time and skills as volunteers, covering the huge geographical area of Sligachan to Edinbane . They  live in Colbost, Dunvegan and Struan and travel to whatever emergency they are called to within that polygon. They can deliver life saving help but in order to do so they are obligated to undertake training each month. For the last year they have been borrowing training kit fro...Read More

Educational & Employment Grants

Dunvegan Community Trust is now offering educational support to folk pursuing further education.  Given the current economic state and the cost of living crisis, we feel that this funding is an essential asset to students.  We have had 3 applicants for the educational grant this year, with DCT issuing £2750.00.   All of our applicants are at different stages in their further education, and the amounts that have been awarded demonstrate this.  Moving to a large city from a rural location can be a...Read More

Project over £1000 – DCH new windows and doors

The old and drafty windows and main front door of Dunvegan Community Hall were replaced after many years of use. The old windows and doors were in such disrepair, some of them not even closing properly, these new additions will help to keep the hall warmer and be a more inviting place for people to use.  This in turn will  cut down on the heating bills making it more environmentally friendly.  These new windows and doors will be a huge community asset, meaning that the hall will get used more as...Read More

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