Welcome to Fort Augustus & Glenmoriston Community Company

The Fort Augustus & Glenmoriston Community Company was established by the Community Council in 2007 as the approved body to receive & distribute community benefit to the Fort Augustus & Glenmoriston area as mandated by the Community. Since starting the grant programme in 2009 till 31st March 2016 we have awarded £348,941 in grants to local groups & individuals via student travel grants. In 2010, the Company took ownership & management of the village hall, built the extension and put solar panels on the roof to reduce the heating bills. In 2013 we launched an apprenticeship scheme in conjunction with Glengarry Trust & Stratherrick & Foyers Community Trust. To date we have had 10 apprentices. 3 have qualified; 2 Chefs & 1 Butcher. We currently have 3 Electricians at different stages, 1 mechanic, 1 Joiner, 1 GP Administrator, and 1 Beautician. Since 2014 we have also been involved in running the community caretakers for both villages, Fort Augustus & Invermoriston as well as looking after the cemeteries. The Company are 1 of only 2 communities who managed to get the Community Challenge award & get paid 25K from Highland Council to run this and spend £35k from our funds on it. We employ 3 staff all year and 1 seasonal staff member. Throughout all the different projects, the company have secured £663,440 in match funding above & beyond what we receive from our funders.


Latest news

Grant Programme From the 31st March, the current grant restriction will be lifted but further curtailment may occur or we may not be able to fund all requests 100% if we receive a large amount of applications in. Medical Centre Update The purchase of the land has been held up due to a legal anomaly, which occurred when names were changed in the partnership when the previous Doctors retired. The Solicitors seem to have this resolved & we hope that the purchase of the land should go ahead in the next month. Planning for the new surgery has been submitted & is being considered by Highland Council. Once this has been approved, we can then go to tender to get final prices for the build. We have been successful in obtaining a grant of £50,000 from the Highland Council for which we are very grateful. This takes the total funds raised for the medical centre to £273,000. Old Convent Land We are pleased to inform you that the application the Community Company put in to the Scottish Government’s ‘Community Right to Buy Scheme’ for the old convent wood & land has been successful. This decision does not mean that the landowners have to sell the land to the Community Company but does mean they cannot sell without letting us have first refusal. ** 2017 Update ** The Benedictine Trust has now offered us the opportunity to purchase it. We need the communities ideas on what the land and wood should be used for if we become the owners. We require to show the Scottish Land Fund we have updated our initial survey from 2014 (results of that can be downloaded below) and would welcome your participation at the AGM. If you cannot make the AGM, we ask that you please take part in a short survey ~ https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7FKJV82 If you are unable to access the internet, please contact our administrator on 01320 366800 for a paper copy.
2014 Survey Results


Membership

If you would like to become a member of the Community Company please see the tab below Or email ~ contact@communitycompany.co.uk Or phone Sharon on 01320 366800
Membership form


Fort Augustus & Glenmoriston Community Company Registered in Scotland No: SC327824. Registered office 28 Queensgate Inverness A Scottish charity registered no: SCO38513 A Company funded by donations from Scottish Hydro (Glendoe Community Fund), and Falck Renewables. (Millennium Wind Farm)