Local Action music to the ears

Local Action is music to the ears of three more successful

18 April 2011


The successful award of Local Action Group (LAG) funding to
three Isles of Scilly projects means more than £708,000 RDPE
funding has now been injected into the Scillonian economy.

Some 31 projects have been awarded grants by Local Action. They
include help to develop the Isles’ own veterinary practice, funding
for a new community shop and Post Office and help to develop a year
round swimming pool. The three latest projects to be awarded grants

Isles of Scilly Folk Club

The Isles of Scilly Folk Club who were awarded just over £3,000
to support the future development and ongoing sustainability of The
Isles of Scilly Folk Festival, an event which over the past two
years has brought enjoyment and economic benefits to a range of
individuals and businesses across the accommodation, transport and
hospitality sectors.

Isles of Scilly Pottery

A small grant to the Isles of Scilly Pottery, a fledgling island
venture that sees potter Scott Thompson take up residence in a
workshop made famous by the late Humphrey Wakefield. Scott aims to
offer visitors to St Mary’s a chance to decorate and fire their own
creations in an outdoor setting using a quick fire technique known
as ‘raku’. He plans to have his business up and running in time to
take part in the forthcoming Art Scilly festival between 7 and 14
of May.

Council of the Isles of Scilly

An award for £30,000 to the Council of the Isles of Scilly to
support a range of island sporting clubs and groups. It will mean a
variety of sporting equipment can be bought to open up new and
exciting opportunities to enjoy sport across the islands. The
equipment will be housed in the new sports hall facility under
development at Carn Gwavel. It will allow islanders to take part in
indoor hockey, football, netball and basketball as well as
providing tiered seating, allowing spectators to enjoy the
spectacle of competitive sport in an indoor environment.