Are you eligible?

Point and Sandwick Trust’s objective is to promote the social, educational, cultural and environmental wellbeing of the people of the Western Isles and in particular the residents of Point and Sandwick.
Eligibility for funding is decided on a number of criteria including whether your funding application meets one or more of the following Trust objectives:

  • The promotion of community development, including rural regeneration, following principles of sustainable development, where “sustainable development” means development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
  • The provision of assistance to people who are disadvantaged by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial or other disadvantage
  • The promotion of education, including all forms of training for work and life skills
  • The advancement of the arts, culture and heritage, including support for the Gaelic arts and the protection of buildings and sites of architectural or historic importance
  • The provision and support of recreational activities for the community, especially for disadvantaged or vulnerable groups, such as young people or the disabled
  • The protection and enhancement of the natural heritage and environment
  • The relief of poverty in such ways as may be thought fit

You can apply for funding if your organisation is:

A Voluntary or community organisation (including if you are a registered charity or company, or a social enterprise) with a written governing document and at least three unrelated people on your governing body, or Community Council.

Projects outside the bounds of the Point and Sandwick area

A limited number of projects outwith the Point and Sandwick area may qualify for grant aid at the discretion of the Point and Sandwick Trust’s Board provided the application meets the above criteria and provide benefit to the Point and Sandwick areas and the wider Western Isles Area.

The Trust does not accept funding applications from the following:

• Organisations that are yet to provide a satisfactory monitoring report for a project we have previously funded.
• Organisations that are waiting for a decision on a previous application.
• Individuals and sole traders.
• Profit making organisation (including partnerships).
• Non-departmental public bodies.
• Branches where you do not control how you are run and how your money is spent.
• Applications made by one organisation on behalf of another.
• Applications from charities who wish to disburse grant aid to other charities or individuals.
• Local directorates or Health Boards (or Statutory Bodies)

Please read the full Guidelines document to understand the application process.

Click Apply for funding for more information.