International Womens’ day 2019
Tighean Innse Gall’s Management Committee recently approved a £250 request for this year’s International Womens day event, held at Back Football & Recreation Club in March 2019. The event included stalls and taster sessions such as, yoga, netball, beauty treatments, crafts, films and of course lots of home baking. TIG staff Catherine and Maggie flew the flag on behalf of TIG at the event offering advice on our services. Everyone enjoyed the day and we hope our contribution made a useful addition to the Club in planning and hosting this event.
Leanne Fund sponsorship
TIG’s Management Committee recently approved sponsorship of the Leanne Fund 5k run/walk and their new 10k run, to be held in June 2019. This event is hugely popular and takes a tremendous amount of organisation from the volunteers at the Leanne Fund. TIG CEO Stewart Wilson commented, “We love to support local causes and recognise the great work that the Leanne Fund carries out to support young people affected by Cystic Fibrosis. We hope to have a number of staff entering this event to show their support and one of our Committee members will be cheering everyone on and handing out the awards at the finish line. We wish the Leanne Fund best of luck in all their future work.”
We were pleased to sponsor Breasclete School’s application for assistance with their STEM Club (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). They complete annually in the regional STEM Competition competing with schools across the Highlands and Islands giving presentations to the STEM judges.
Sgoil Lionacleit & Castlebay Junior Pipe Band
Tighean Innse Gall are pleased to approve sponsorship of £1000 to Sgoil Lionacleit & Castlebay Junior Pipe Band to assist with travel costs to attend the Scottish Schools Competitions. They have recently commenced a drum tuition program for 51 pupils from all schools throughout Uist & Barra, and many of these students incur considerable travel and subsistence costs to attend pipe band practice and mainland competitions. We wish the drumming students well with their training and we all look forward to hearing the Pipe Band play at some point in the future.
Tighean Innse Gall believes in supporting local community groups and projects, recently TIG were approached by the Lewis & Harris Horticultural Producers (LHHP) for support to provide solar powered electricity in their off-grid shed to power lights, 240 volt sockets and to provide hot water.
Their project aims to ascertain the needs of the shed and its potential to create its own energy, reducing the need for conventional power and reducing carbon.
They hope to become another community group achieving alternative energy production. TIG’s Management Committee were happy to approve sponsorship of £1000 towards LHHP’s costs and they propose to install a plaque on their building to acknowledge TIG’s support.
TIG wishes the LHHP all the best with their project and we look forward to getting updates on progress as it goes along.
TIG are proud to have sponsored two local projects run by Rural Nations CIC: The Digiheb Young People’s film making project and the Hebrides International Film Festival (HIFF2017).
Digiheb delivers a weekly skills development programme for young people, between the ages of 14 and 25, facilitating them to make their own short films which could also be used for College or University entrance. The films made by the group are showcased annually at An Lanntair Arts Centre in Stornoway and also go on to be entered into various Young People’s Film Festivals.
The HIFF2017 screened world cinema, including environmental documentaries and dramas about small islands and indigenous people, and the screenings were shown in nine local rural venues from Ness to Barra over a four day festival in September 2017: free screenings were also shown to 508 school pupils across the Outer Hebrides. The theme of the festival was Islands and Environments, selecting work made in the last three years that connected with island communities, environmental issues, native cultures and rural life.
Rural Nations was granted lottery funding among other various successful funding applications as well as £1000 sponsorship from TIG, which was split between Digiheb and HIFF2017. The 2017 Festival was programmed by Muriel Ann Macleod, Creative Director of Rural Nations CIC and further information is available on their website: http://www.ruralnations.com
If you are a local community group or club which could benefit from sponsorship towards a particular event or project, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form and more details. TIG will consider events which would generate local, regional or national publicity. The only thing we ask in return is that you publicise TIG and its aims, and help to raise our profile within the communities we serve.
Outer Hebrides Ladies Shinty Team
In November 2014, TIG approved a Sponsorship Policy to allow community groups or individuals to apply for funding to support a local event or provision. The underlying purpose of this policy is to raise the profile of the Association and these groups will be expected to allow TIG to publicise our involvement and display our logo at their events.
In 2015 we were proud to sponsor the Outer Hebrides Ladies Shinty Team and the ladies played their debut competitive match in their new strips sponsored by TIG with the new re-branded TIG logo.
Lewis & Harris Youth Football Association
In July 2016 we were also pleased to sponsor the Lewis & Harris Youth Football Association with sponsorship to attend a football development festival in Edinburgh, representing the Western Isles, also displaying our logo on items of their kit.