Moray LEADER announces funding for two new projects

    Posted on 23 March 2018

    The two latest projects to have been awarded funding under the Moray LEADER Programme have been announced this week, amounting to an investment of more than £200,000 in the economic and community development of Moray.

    And Moray LEADER have highlighted that high demand for support for tourism-related projects means that funding for this kind of project is now very limited and only “exceptionally strong” applications will succeed.

    The two successful projects in this round are a glamping development near Kinloss and support for Findhorn Bay Arts’ Making More of Moray project that will run alongside Findhorn Bay Arts Festival.

    The projects awarded funding are:

    Glamping Development at The Loft                                                              £176,127.09

    Grigor Butler & Son have been awarded funding for the development of a new luxury glamping and camping site at The Loft. East Grange Farm near Kinloss. The development will consist of four new fully en suite camping cabins (two of which will be fully accessible to wheelchairs and those with mobility issues), hot-tubs, sauna, BBQ hut, twelve (12) pitch campsite with luxury facilities, undercover socialising spaces, new road surfacing onsite and access routes to cabins, signage and accessible farm walk pathways all abilities. The project also includes a new mobile friendly website.

    The award will cover 55% of the total eligible project costs.

    Making More of Moray                                                                                 £32,675.06 

    Findhorn Bay Arts have been awarded funding for activities under the banner Making More of Moray, which will take place at the same time as the Findhorn Bay Festival on 26 Sept - 1 October 2018. This project will add new events showcasing Moray’s food and drink, including:

    •          Project Cafe - a pop-up cafe that brings people together via events and food. 

    •          Mini Market on Tolbooth Street as part of Culture Day Forres

    •          Multi-Cultural Food, music and arts event

    •          Picnic in the Park

    •          Live music sessions at Cafes and pubs.

    •          A culture Cafe networking event for food, drink and culture providers.

    •          A Community Transport Programme

    The award will cover 70% of the total eligible project costs.