Welcome to the Strathglass COVID 19 Fund

An application was recently made on behalf of the Strathglass Community to the Scottish Government Supporting Communities Fund – more details surrounding the fund can be found at https://www.gov.scot/publications/supporting-communities-funding-statement/.

We were successful and received an award of £23,600 to help deal with the impacts of COVID 19. View the Application and the Award letter.

The funding is here to help any resident of Strathglass whose life has been impacted or changed in any way due to COVID 19:

Then we are here to help!!

We have tried to make all of our schemes easy to join to ensure that anyone who needs help no matter how big or small receives that help quickly and simply.

The money has been given to our community to help us through this pandemic and we need your help to spend it. Please spread the word and make sure everyone knows about the help and the various projects listed below.

Details of the help schemes can be found below including details on how to apply.

Food

We will provide any Strathglass resident whose life has been affected by COVID 19 a voucher which will allow you to shop in Cannich Stores free of charge. We realise that people require different sorts of help and there will be no minimum or maximum limits on expenditure and all we ask is that as a member of the Strathglass Community we use the funds responsibly. More information can be found here.

You can apply to the scheme online, alternatively phone Alison Lawrence on 07864 729517 or Cannich Stores on 01456 415201 and they will assist you.

Fuel

We will provide to any Strathglass resident whose lives have been affected by COVID 19 a delivery of the fuel they require to heat their home and we will arrange a delivery frre of charge of wood, oil, coal or a top up of your electricity.

You can apply to the scheme online, alternatively phone Alison Lawrence on 07864 729517 or Cannich Stores on 01456 415201 and they will assist you.

Volunteer PPE

If you are you helping someone or volunteering in the community due to COVID 19 and do not feel safe or would like to take extra precautions then we can provide PPE.

You can contact us online or give Alison Lawrence a phone on 07864 729517 and we will do our very best to provide to provide whatever you need.

Volunteer Expenses

If you are you helping someone or volunteering in the community due to COVID 19 then we will reimburse your travel costs and any expenses that you have.

Download the expenses form here or pick up one at Cannich Stores. Please fill it in and pop it back to Cannich Stores and we will reimburse those costs direct to your bank account.

Sanitising Stations

We are hoping to provide sanitising stations at key areas throughout the community and in key local businesses to allow residents and visitors to sanitise their hands, obtain free gloves and antibacterial wipes for bus stops handrails etc to try and prevent or reduce the spread of the virus in our community particularly as we move out of lockdown.

Personal PPE

We are hoping to provide each household with a "move out of lockdown" pack or bag which may include small / large hand sanitiser, antibacterial handwash, wipes, masks and maybe guidelines directing them to the latest government advice to protect our residents and reduce the risk of the virus spreading in our community.

Cannich Village & Co-Ordinator Costs

The hall will be made available for any COVID 19 activities and Alison Lawrence will transfer from her role as cleaner to project co-ordinator and we will pay for this

Other things being currently considered are:

If you have any queries about the scheme in general then please contact Alan Hood on 07760808299 or email alan.hood@live.co.uk.