Fyne Futures Ltd have welcomed the news confirming funding has been secured form the Scottish Government, via Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to support Isle of Bute community response during COVID-19 crisis, from the Supporting Communities Fund.

HIE is distributing the Supporting Communities Fund in the Highlands and Islands, on behalf of the Scottish Government, for all eligible community anchor organisation, who play an active role in providing services within communities across the region.  Through this funding 10 partners are being supported to delivery our communities response to the COVID-19 emergency.

The organisations involved in this include:

  • Achievement Bute
  • Bute Advice
  • Bute Befrienders
  • Bute Island Radio
  • Bute Lifeline
  • Bute Oasis
  • Bute Resilience Team
  • Fyne Futures
  • Interloch Transport
  • Bute Community Council

Each organisation is making their own unique contribution to our community and are working collaboratively to ensure that everyone who needs advice and practical support is able to access it.  The group have been holding virtual meetings each week to share information and resources.  Fyne Homes and Argyll & Bute Council are also taking part in these calls.

(Update provided by Fyne Futures)