The Clan Macquarrie Community Centre (CMCC) in Borve has recently seen completion of insulation and draught-proofing measures which have made a significant difference to the ambience of the Centre.
The work was completed under the auspices of the Outer Hebrides Community Energy Fund (OHCEF), which is administered by Community EnergyScotland.
The OHCEF grant scheme is designed to support and fund renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the Outer Hebrides that contribute to community sustainability. The eighteen month scheme was managed and administered by Community Energy Scotland, offering communities the opportunity to access a grant of up to £30,000. Partners Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Leader each awarded £125,000 towards the fund. This grant scheme is designed to support:
Community groups that own, manage, and maintain facilities to become more energy efficient and make a lasting difference in the community;
Community groups assessing the feasibility of a renewable energy project and;
Community groups aiming to learn more about energy efficiency and renewables through education and awareness raising.
The Committee at CMCC is very pleased with the early results evident from the work undertaken and would like to thank sincerely the team at CES and also The Energy Advisory Service ( TEAS) in Stornoway, who undertook the initial assessment and completed the works, for their support with the completion of the project.