Demand from west coast youth groups for CalMac’s new Community Fund has been so strong the company is expanding it.
The ferry and harbour operator is looking for a further round of applications from non-profit organisations looking for support for a project or activity that will benefit young people aged 26 and under. Organisations based in a mainland port or island the company serves can apply for £500 to £2000.
So far, the Fund has supported 39 projects from woman’s football in the Outer Hebrides, to the Campbeltown Sea Cadets and a Gaelic youth club on Skye.
CalMac’s Director of Community and Stakeholder Engagement, Brian Fulton said: ‘We have been bowled over by the demand from groups up and down the west coast. There is clearly a need for this type of support within the communities we serve, so I’m delighted to announce the extension of the Fund for another round this year.’
‘So far we have made awards to some truly innovative projects that will really make a difference to the lives of young people in our island and coastal communities. I’m really looking forward to seeing what this next batch of applications brings in.’
CalMac is the UK’s largest ferry operator and last year carried nearly 5.5 million passengers and 1.4 million vehicles. It services 26 routes to island and remote mainland communities across the Hebrides and the Clyde with a fleet of 33 vessels.
Organisations who have applied unsuccessfully are welcome to submit a new application, but successful applicants cannot apply again.
Application form and full terms and conditions at www.calmac.co.uk/communityfund.