Local community groups receive £45k funding boost

Participatory Budgeting was used to allocate Canny Wi’ Cash funding

A CASH BONUS is being paid out to 28 local community groups in Moray thanks to unique funding opportunities launched last year by tsiMoray.

A total of £45,000 was made available to community groups seeking help in support of their development, with tsiMoray receiving applications from a huge range of organisations.

These included a wide range of purposes from transport in the community to social groups and Be Active Live Long (BALL) initiatives.

A £15,000 cash pot was available to not-for-profit organisations and community groups under a Canny Wi’ Cash scheme, while a further £30,000 was available as a Small Grants Fund for groups exclusively working with adults, older people and those engaged in intergenerational projects.

The Canny Wi’ Cash funds were allocated using a unique method called Participatory Budgeting whereby the people affected by the decisions, the applicants, got to vote on how the funds should be distributed at special events held on March 9, 10 and 11.

In total 16 local groups received funding through Canny Wi’ Cash while a further 12 groups received small grants (see complete list below).

Elidh Myrvang Brown, Health and Wellbeing Team Coordinator at tsiMORAY said “‘I am delighted that were able to build on last year’s success with Canny Wi’ Cash to provide further funding opportunities to groups across Moray to encourage, promote and support the development of health and wellbeing in the community.”

All results from Canny wi’ Cash and the Small Grant Fund will be announced again at tsiMORAY’s annual conference ‘Join the Dots’ on the March 23, where another £15,000 Canny wi’ Cash fund will be launched inviting applicants from across Moray.

For more information on this event or for news on this funding opportunity please contact laura@tsimoray.org.uk or call 01343 205269.

Canny Wi’ Cash Funding

Findhorn Foundation Care Farm – £1387.82
Hopeman Community Sports Hub – £900
Friends Together – £500
Findochty BALL Group – £662.15
Moray Women’s Aid – £1128.50
Archiestown BALL Group – £1000
Mindful Creations – £1500
Laich of Moray Trust – £1500
Keith Community Radio – £540
Duffus BALL Group – £1000
Findochty Bowls Group – £480
Moray Men’s Shed – £798
Cathay Care Home – £648
Fresh Start Moray – £1500
Elgin Darby & Joan Club – £727.75
Moray Handy People’s Service – £727.75

Small Grant Fund

ReBOOT – £5000
Findhorn Foundations Care Farming Project – £5000
Tomintoul BALL – £500
Elgin Darby and Joan – £735.15
The Meeting Place – £1809.06
Elgin and District University of the Third Age – £4970
REAP – £3500
Footprints Social Group – £900
Dufftown BALL Group – £522
Cathay Care Home group of community interest – £1160
Mindful Creations – £5000
Findochty Bowls Group – £900