The Nàdair Trust
The Nàdair Trust was formed in 2000 with the backing and support of RSPB Scotland, Argyll and Bute Council, Argyll and the Isles Enterprise, AILLST Tourist Board, Scottish Natural Heritage and Historic Scotland.
The Trust works in partnership with community groups and charitable bodies to deliver heritage projects throughout the Argyll Islands.
Major funding support for the Trust’s programmes comes from the Heritage Lottery Fund, with additional assistance from statutory bodies and charitable trusts as well cash and in-kind contributions from partner organisations and the island communities.
The Nàdair programmes provide a holistic approach to working with heritage in a way which not only conserves it, but regenerates fragile, isolated communities, bringing economic, educational and social benefits.
There is a strong emphasis on enabling local organisations to implement heritage projects. The range of initiatives gathered under the Nàdair umbrella brings added value in terms of network building, sharing of experience, and access to specialist advice and assistance.
Nàdair operates with a Board of Directors drawn from island community groups and major funding agencies, a steering group of specialist advisers, and a staff of three based in Oban.
Nàdair Support Services
Nàdair Support Services (NSS), a vehicle aimed at continuing to assist communities with administration, finance and future capacity building and to bridge any gaps between community / other groups and funding organisations, opened its doors for business on 1st July 2005.
NSS will concentrate initially on enquiries for heritage projects specifically aimed at furthering tangible and sustainable social, economic and environmental benefits in Argyll, Bute and the Argyll Atlantic Islands.
The principal aim of NSS is to assist community and other groups to develop their ideas into sustainable project reality by sharing the expertise and contacts that the Nàdair Trust has built up over the past few years. It is expected that the Lead Partners of every project accepted by NSS will take a very active part in the development and construction of them, so that the assistance given will encourage capacity building through the devolvement of greater skills and knowledge.
It is intended that NSS, an integral arm of Nàdair, will eventually allow the Trust to continue operating long after the current round of Heritage Lottery Fund centrally funded projects have been completed.
For further info', contact
The Nàdair Trust
c/o Tourist Information Centre
Tel: 01631 570075
Fax: 01631 570122
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