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Community Grant Scheme 2003

The following projects were awarded grants in the 2003 MFP Community Grants Scheme.

Group

Project

Grant £

Portmahomack Harbour Action Group

"The Paraffin Lamp" - erect brass / bronze plaque with history of paraffin street lamps as part of project to record and preserve part of history of first street lighting

£250

Cromarty Boat Club

"Renovation of Tower" - project to renovate former military control tower at Cromarty Harbour to provide boat club storage (basement), shower/toilet/washer drier facilities for visitors to moorings on main floor, plus meeting room / boat race control viewpoint.

£1,000

Freswick Community Hall

Freswick Beach Clean Tractor hire and diesel for rubbish collection and refreshments for volunteers.

£100

Brora Harbour Users Association

"Brora Harbour Slipway Renovation" removal of existing slipway which has broken surface and slopes too steeply, by new, shallower slipway

£1000

Friends of the Moray Firth Dolphins

Cetacean Watching Workshops 2003". 3 workshop week-ends at Nairn, Fraserburgh and Burghead, offering schools, local groups, clubs and individuals the chance to learn more about cetaceans, their habitat and the environment.

£1000

Inver & District Community Cl.

"Replanting Wild Flower Area" - (in area of path refurbishment project MFP grant aided in 2002). Cutting back grass, tidying area, sowing wild flower seeds and planting shrubs and trees

£125

Whitehills & District Comm.Cl.

 Whitehills Harbour to Banff Harbour Coastal Pathway - Provision of interpretation boards

£1000

Lossiemouth Comm.Cl

Lossiemouth Harbour Wall Mural - to resurface wall and encourage local youth to create a mural, encouraging sense of "ownership" to reduce levels of graffiti.

£275

Deveron, Bogie & Isla Rivers Charitable Trust

"Salmon goes to School" - educational project to supply salmon eggs and rearing tanks to primary schools to help children learn about life cycles, environmental influencs, conservation, biodiversity, angling etc.

£1000

Findhorn Village Heritage Co

"New Interpretive Displays in Heritage Centre" - to provide materials for 15 new display boards, to display new material with emphasis on natural and environmental heritage to complement existing historic heritage material.

£910

Findhorn Fairway Committee

"Visitor Moorings and Buoyage Improvement" - provision of two visitor boat moorings and safety navigational buoyage.

£1000

Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit

"Boat Trailer for Whale and Dolphin Rescue Boat"

£1000

Portsoy Maritime Heritage

"Liberty" - to replace engine and fittings of the traditional boat "Liberty" for use as a safety boat and escort/tug

£910

Fraserburgh Heritage Society

"Fraserburgh Sea Harvest" - Conservation and Living Traditions - new display for Heritage Centre

£1000

Caithness Countryside Volunteers

Sinclair Bay Beach Clean, at Sinclair Bay, Caithness

£180

Burghead Headland Trust

Viewpoint Indicator Board

£1000

Buckie Community Council

Buckie Arts Festival - 6 week arts programme for schools and community groups based on coastal theme, to develop pieces to be programmed into the festival week.

£1000

 

TOTAL GRANTS AWARDED 2003

£12,750